Basically the pathology service has a bunch of bloodwork: CBC, CKMB, CPK, PT, PTT, etc for a total of $104.15. The hospital breakdown has all of this verbatim for $1174.00. On top of another $700 for the ER visit. Yeah, I know that this is mind-boggling to those of you in Europe, and I'd be the first to get rid of this profit-driven system. But for now I've got to figure out which piper to pay here. Does the hospital have a reasonable basis for claiming the bloodwork?
Curious George: Hospital bill confusion. Awhile back I visited the ER for what I thought was chest pain, but it was nothing serious. Now I have the bill. I have what looks like duplicate charges from the hospital and from the pathology service. Are these really duplicates?