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Re: Your Opinions, Please
Interesting that you bring this up. I found this kind of thing coming up after Obamacare was instituted that I objected to and it seems that it is getting even more prevalent. Lab work, which at time was included in a doctor's visit, now is treated as as separate entity requiring an additional co-pay. I recently got a bill for lab services that had taken place a year earlier. Medicare had denied payment. Similarly in another instance, Medicare had been billed $500 for a routine ear wax removal treatment. My share consisted of a $45 co-pay. Between my co-payment and what Medicare allowed, the doctor received a total of about $125. It obviously pointed out why an overcharged bill was necessitated.
In short, what you experienced is the new norm.