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  •  And good luck getting CPT or HCPCS codes (0+ / 0-)

    If you're uninsured, your chances of getting detailed billing that includes CPT or HCPCS codes is close to zero.  Those are the codes that insurers use; there is a price associated with each item.  So if you want to compare what you're being charged, to what the hospital pays insurers, you can't.

    For that matter, you'll have to push to even get any details.  For my excursion to hospital hell, I received a hospital bill with no detail at all.  It basically said, "you owe us this much.  Pay now".  I had to go the extra mile to get any detail, and they flat out refused to specify the aforementioned CPT/HCPCS codes.

    I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

    by tle on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 08:57:34 AM PST

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