I just received a 143.00 bill from the spine center at UNC...not for the consultation,
not for the doctor or any services I received, but merely for the room
I sat in for 15 minutes while he talked to me, above and beyond the other charges, I **** you not.
If that had happened to me,
I 'd have some fun with it; I 'd play with it, disputing the value
and tell them to prove the $143 in court.
Maybe in the 1980s, I got a fone call from a hospital
to which a friend n client had been admitted.
A clerk from its billing dept. demanded payment
for certain designated medicines and medical services
rendered on a particular indicated date.
I played with the bill collecting clerk for a while, for fun,
demanding her assurances that those medicines had been
applied on that date. After repeated declarations of certainty
that thay HAD been
, I inquired as to Y
thay were administering
those drugs about a week after her death in their hospital
according to their
death certificate. She did not have a good answer.