Over the weekend we received the first bill for DD's heart surgery. As far as we can tell it is just the lab work.
5 pages of lab work.
How on earth can people afford this without insurance (or in the case of Praying for Parker, when your insurance refuses to pay any more)?
I could not begin to translate most of the lab language: CMPAT TST ANTIGLB TEACH EA for $222.06. Something about a plasma thaw for $109. Platelet something-or-other for $807. What is a Perfusionist? Those services cost $2362. There are a ton of blood gas , calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, and glucose. The last two pages seem to be only drugs.
Just wait till the bills come for the surgeons, anesthesiologist, PICU, and regular hospital stay. I am sure I am leaving a ton of people out.
Let me add a Monday gratitude: OUR INSURANCE! (I sure hope I do not have to eat those words later. I shouldn't.)
Monday, May 19, 2008
Here Come The Bills...