I just got the bill for my arm amputation.

dspelman

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I have Medicare A-B-D. This one covers the big stuff. I knew the bill would be very high. It came in at $71,000. I figured I would be on the hook for 10 to 15K or more. After all was said and done, my bill came in at $1400. There may be some other bills. I am just amazed.

Do you have "regular" medicare, a Medicare Advantage program, or a Medicare Supplement program? Medicare Advantage programs will frequently bundle the A, B and D, and I think the max out-of-pocket is $889 for one of the HMO programs in the SoCal area.
 

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All the very best for a speedy & workable recovery Fett.

A challenge I'm sure you'll meet head on & concur.

:cheers2:
 

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Thank you for your kind thoughts. I just have the No-Frills Medicare. It paid for much more than I expected. I was looking at the itemized charges. They were what Medicare was willing to pay and the provider willing to accept. I wonder what the cost would have been without insurance. A lot higher, I would guess.
 

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Speedy recovery, glad they were able to get it stopped
 

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Thank you for your kind thoughts. I just have the No-Frills Medicare. It paid for much more than I expected. I was looking at the itemized charges. They were what Medicare was willing to pay and the provider willing to accept. I wonder what the cost would have been without insurance. A lot higher, I would guess.
see what steps that you can take now , to lower those costs . the are financial counselors and patient advocates that can help you with this . once medical bills become delinquent , is not the time to try and figure out how to " fix " things
 

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Can't even begin to imagine what that would mean to me if I had to lose an arm.
I wish you all the best, adjusting to a whole new life...
 

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What a bloody nuisance. Glad to see you back, and fully confident you will, indeed, adapt; I expect you will soon be telling us about how you rigged a prosthetic pick holder & are playing again.
 

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fett,

Even though I don't know you in person, the news of your amputation just makes me sick! I wish you the best on your recovery.
It’s cool how this forum pulls together for people we don’t really know. After many years of posting, I think you feel like you do get to somewhat know a few of the members. I know I have met face to face a few and made some friends here as well. It always sucks to see one of “us” go through tough stuff.
 

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Thank you for your kind thoughts. I just have the No-Frills Medicare. It paid for much more than I expected. I was looking at the itemized charges. They were what Medicare was willing to pay and the provider willing to accept. I wonder what the cost would have been without insurance. A lot higher, I would guess.
Is it too early.... ? Glad it didnt co$t an arm & a leg...........:slap:


Seriously.........your still here brother. God bless.:cheers2:
 

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Sorry to hear about this. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
 

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Dang, dude. I'm sorry to hear you had to go through this.

You're spirits seem high, which is commendable and truly inspiring.

My best wishes for a speedy recovery.
 

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fett and all.

I have had much lower co-pays and deductibles under Medicare (plus a good supplement policy) than when I had BCBS. Medicare cuts providers' charges more, and around here they are absurd! Plus, with Medicare one doesn't get bills for "out of network" providers that have a strange way of getting involved without the patient's knowledge. With Medicare, you have more "patient protection" regulation.
 

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I just have the No-Frills Medicare. It paid for much more than I expected. I was looking at the itemized charges. They were what Medicare was willing to pay and the provider willing to accept. I wonder what the cost would have been without insurance. A lot higher, I would guess.
Glad it didn't cost you and arm AND a leg! ;)
 

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The first hour of my heart attack was around $85K...insurance paid under $10K. My total was around $5K for the year, max out of pocket.
That's enough to give you another heart attack!
:confused:
 




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