What is the name of your state? PA
My 8 year old son went to the hospital a month ago to have stitches. Unfortunately we let our insurance go a while ago, unable to afford it. (I couldn't find a better place to post this but the insurance forum)
The bill from the hospital was for $950 and we also received another bill from the doctor that applied the stitches for $420. My problem is the hospital bill shows a charge for "simple repair wound" for the amount of $365. Isn't that double billing? I talked with the hospital's billing department and really got no where. They wanted income information and such to see if I qualify for a discount. I just don't know how they get away with this type of billing. Not to mention the $100 charge for saline solution. What, it's like $8 a bottle? I plan on paying this bill in installments, but I can't help feeling raped. $1300 for stitches???