Don't bet on it. Most of us don't question hospital bills--and we should. Many
years ago, my mother was hospitalized for a few hours with a bee sting. She
questioned one $10 charge (Mom was both an RN and child of the Depression so
when it came to bucks, everything got a question). It was a "donation" to some
hospital fund! They pulled this on a person who had just retired as acting
administrator of a small hospital where she had designed and run a campaign for
raising money to build an entirely new hospital.
And that was before our local medical octopus took over this particular
Silvan, you got Carilion up on B'Burg? And that's their misspelling, not mine.
"One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above
that which is expected." George W. Bush
Yes, in Radford. We had a lot of trouble for years over that. SWMBO's
insurance would not touch anything except Carilion, and all the Carilion
stuff isn't even in this county, let alone over the hill from here. We
refused to go to Radford, so we had to settle for insurance that would only
pay 60% instead of 80% for several years. That seems to have settled down
I'm not quite sure what's going on. When my daughter was born, about seven
years ago, it was Columbia Montgomery Regional Hospital, and everything was
branded CMRH. Most recently, it's back to plain MRH. I have no idea what
that signifies, if anything.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
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