I am now in receipt of the final bill for my brief trip to the ER back in April, and I noticed this blurb on the back:
For patients without insurance coverage, we are pleased to offer a 45% discount if the account balance is paid in full within 60 days from the date of service.
This excludes fertility treatments, but I didn’t get them, and anyway fertility is just about the last thing I need.
So I did the math, as I often do, and had I been uninsured, they’d have settled my $3183 bill for $1751. As it happens, the actual amount they’re getting, insurance plus my check, is $1785.
At least we now have an idea of what the care is really worth. Maybe.