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Old 12-12-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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ER for a minor eye infection..........why???

And yes, the two bill method is quite common, I have had the pleasure of getting more than 2 for 1 visit.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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ER for a minor eye infection..........why???

And yes, the two bill method is quite common, I have had the pleasure of getting more than 2 for 1 visit.
Yes.

If you have labs or X-rays, you may be billed separately for those, including a bill from the radiologist for reading the X-rays.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Anaheim, CA
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Yes, from what I remember from my visit to the ER, you are billed twice, once by the hospital and then separated from the doctor who treated you. Since then I have always preferred to visit an Urgent care clinic for minor illnesses as they are much cheaper and provide the same service as an ER.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Many years ago, when a trip to the ER was cheap, I took our son and was told they had nobody on staff to treat him. It was the weekend. I did not think anything about it until I got the bill! I could not understand how we could be billed when we were told that: No; we cannot do anything for you! I wished that I had a business like that.

At least we did not get a separate bill from the doctor that they did not have on staff!

My parents received a doctor's bill for a visit they made to my grandmother in the hospital. She had been dead three days before the visit.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:51 AM
 
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Don't they have doctor's offices that can handle non ER issues? And I'm sure within driving distance, you'd find one
gthere are many places wherevwalkin clinics and urgent care centers dont exist. And if you dont have a dr you canít find one that will take you. And if you want to see an eye specialist it will be months.
I live where there are lots of hospitals. Only 1 urgent care clinic not connected to a hospital and they are only open business hrs. Ditto with drs offices. Otherwise its the ER.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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An ER visit can result in multiple bills. The ER bills you, the doctor bills you, the lab bills you. That is pretty standard.
I have very good insurance, a PPO that costs a small fortune for our family. An ER visit usually ends up being about $1000 out of pocket. In the last year we have had 2 ER visits. One for a possible broken bone in a foot and the other possible food poisoning.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:56 PM
 
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My parents received a doctor's bill for a visit they made to my grandmother in the hospital. She had been dead three days before the visit.
Your parents visited their mother 3 days after she died?
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Your parents visited their mother 3 days after she died?

They probably did; but at the cemetery! No; I meat they, my parents, were billed for a doctor's visit that supposedly occurred three days after she died. Maybe the doctor was also at the cemetery?
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