Tuesday, July 9, 2019
A hospital has many units but they are all the same company, right?
These days a hospital can be a building with lots of contractors and subcontractors. This is often the case with the Emergency Department.
So although the hospital has a contract with your insurance company at a set rate, the Emergency Department may not have such a contract. And the Emergency Department can bill you whatever outrageous amount they want to bill you. And you are on the hook.
Both federal and state politicians are looking at this issue and trying to find a fix.