I had a medical appointment earlier this month. Since I’m paying out of pocket — thanks to my readers’ generosity — I checked rates up front before setting the appointment.
I was given a fixed rate to be seen. When I showed up, I paid it.
Well, now. It turns out the “fixed rate” was actually just to walk in the door. I just received another bill for being seen. Hundreds of bucks more.
Looks like false advertising to me. But I’ll pay this one. And I canceled my follow up appointment for next week, which also means I don’t get my blood test results.
On the bright side, I’ve been checking my blood sugar twice daily. It looks like the high readings I’d seen were flukes. I’m right in the normal range, even after a large burger, huge order of fries, and birthday cake (special circumstances: niece’s birthday).
I’m still watching carbs, but I think that’s going to be OK for now. Blood pressure is another matter, but I think surprise bills are worse for that than anything else.