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Another health cost anomaly

Old Jan 10th 2018, 8:56 pm
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Mrs L had carpel tunnel surgery on December 29th. The copay last year for day outpatient surgery was $300, for 2018 it was $250. Hospital bill is dated January 8th and the copay is $250. Nice $50 reduction to start the New Year.

Of course yearly changes normally work against the patient, so no doubt if the copay had gone up we would have paid more. Something else to check on health bills.
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Mrs L had carpel tunnel surgery on December 29th. The copay last year for day outpatient surgery was $300, for 2018 it was $250. Hospital bill is dated January 8th and the copay is $250. Nice $50 reduction to start the New Year.

Of course yearly changes normally work against the patient, so no doubt if the copay had gone up we would have paid more. Something else to check on health bills.
Date of service should dictate copay. So don't be surprised if insurance claims your copay is $300...
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Old Jan 10th 2018, 9:58 pm
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Date of service should dictate copay. So don't be surprised if insurance claims your copay is $300...
That is what I was/am expecting.
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Date of service should dictate copay. So don't be surprised if insurance claims your copay is $300
That's not always the case, YMMV depending on the insurer especially this time of year with overlaps. Some take the date the claim is received as DOS (I know that certain Cigna plans do this, not all), which makes no sense to me, but there you are.
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