ER patients can be charged 10k "trauma" fees for non-trauma events just for what-ifs
by Code Monkey
3 hour hospial visit costs 18k to look at a baby and send the couple on their way?
These unregulated arbitrary hidden fees seem another way for hospitals to equalize the costs of treating the uninsured. I think with medical bills/health insurance rates skyrocketting, we have to remember hospitals are more worried about profit margins then treating people at the end of the day.
This is why I worry about medical treatements bankrupting the elderly as they have more serious needs and then come up with 10-100k bills.