Monday, March 27, 2006

Hidden Providers

This article clearly illustrates how hidden providers can cost you money.

When Greg Bulmash woke up in the middle of the night with fever chills from an out-of-control infection, he went to a hospital that was listed as a preferred provider by his insurance and thought he was covered for everything that would happen there. He was wrong.

It turned out that while the hospital accepted his insurance, the Emergency Room there was staffed entirely with doctors who didn't. The hospital didn't have to tell him this, the doctors didn't have to tell him this, and this little lack of information cost him an extra $153.50.

I truly empathize with his situation but also know he got off cheap compared to some hidden provider charges.

[This isn't the first time that Bob's offered his insights on this subject: click here for more]
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