This scares me

Talk about your birth plan, ask questions, and share advice.

Moderators: B Michaelson, southernbelle, jessm, 1daysoon, reapage, Honey Bunny, unaffected, maddy, TrebleLily

This scares me

Postby LiliWS » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:04 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/us/dr ... bills.html?

As someone who lives in New York, dodging scams is a daily necessary practice. The prospect of medical vultures legally scamming me out of six-figure sums for unnecessary persons, procedures and equipments at labor and delivery makes my blood boil. I once refused to sign an intake sheet (for an HSG) that said I agreed to be responsible for expenses not covered by my insurance. What else should I be on the look-out for? What surprises have you experienced moms discovered on your hospital bills for the birth of your babies? I fully intend to go in informed and ready to defend myself while I still have the capacity, instead of when I'm defenseless in a hospital bed.
DS 2 y.o: It's a BOY!
8/15- measuring right on schedule, :hb: 143; 9/10 - :hb: 146; 10/22 - :hb: 140

BFP #2: Dec. 2016. It's another boy!
Due date: 9/3/17
LiliWS
StickyDuster
StickyDuster
 
Posts: 171
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 6:05 pm

Re: This scares me

Postby Tange86 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:00 am

Have you ever watched the business of being born?

I am going with midwives personally who deliver in the hospital. Unfortunalty those of us with private ins will pay more because we are covering people who dont pay and state programs.

The best thing to do is get a detailed itemized bill. Then you will see that you are paying 10$ for a band aid ect and you can argue the pricing down.

Good luck!
Me:29 Him:33
Our First

March 28th :bfp: @ 9dpo
March 30th: beta 85 @ 11dpo
May 7th: 1st Appt, Measuring 9weeks :hb: 169
May 28th: 12 week, Labs are fantastic, heard the placenta on the left and baby in the middle!
June 3rd: NT Scan, Labs came back great, Expecting a Healthy Baby! 12,6 weeks :hb: 151
June 24th: Elective Ultrasound :future baby girl:
August 3rd: 21,4 :hb: 140

Image
Image

Image

Photo Shoot Preview:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/133247983@N02/sets/72157653052901175/with/17820142181/
User avatar
Tange86
Angel
Angel
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:51 am


Return to Labor & Delivery

cron