Thursday, December 16, 2010
One of my patients is a veterinarian who recently had surgery. She showed me her itemized bills from the hospital, surgeon, anesthesia and lab. She then showed how much her insurance paid and how much she had out of pocket. Lastly, she showed me the total cost. I wondered why she was showing me all this, since she was here for another reason. Then she grinned and handed me another bill. It was for the exact same surgery that she had performed on a dog. It was more and she got paid in cash!