The snake struck the 9-year-old on a nature trail. The total bill for treating the snakebite was $142,938, including $67,957 for four vials of antivenin.
Medicare has opted to pay hospitals with outpatient facilities that are “off campus” a lower rate, equivalent to what it pays independent doctors for visits.
Resources are available to help residents submit info from their 1095-A form by the April 15 tax deadline
Everyone, however, will see premiums go up. It’s unclear yet how much.
Twenty-five states have passed laws banning medical bills related to an emergency or other situations in which patients have no say in who is treating them.
“I wish I would have known. I would have said ‘no’ to life support,” said Debbie Moehnke, a former cocktail waitress. “We’ll lose everything.”
Some states are moving to control costs by using Medicare reimbursement rates to calibrate how they pay hospitals, triggering alarm in the hospital industry.
One plan warns that consumers may need to negotiate over charges from hospitals and doctors.
If you want to file an appeal with your health plan, contact them and ask: “What do I need to do to file an appeal?”
Health insurance is available only during open enrollment. But certain events can qualify you for a special enrollment.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressing optimism about attacking a problem that has affected 57 percent of American adults,