I had sinus surgery in June 2013 to repair a deviated septum and sinus turbinates expanded. This was outpatient surgery. I was at the hospital for about 5 hours with no complications. Prior to my surgery I went for pre-op work and to take care of my co-pay. I paid 200.00 for my part. When I asked if my insurance was accepted I was told “yes, we accept your insurance”. However, I was not told they were out of network. Had I known that I simply would have chosen the other hospital. A few weeks ago I received a letter from an arbitration company because apparently my insurance company was disputing the bill from the hospital because they had been billed for nearly $83,000.00!! I nearly died seeing that. After making some calls I was assured that I’m not responsible for that bill because my copay was accepted. I have not received any bill so far from the surgeon or anesthesiologist .
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