There’s A Strong Chance You Are Paying For Expensive Medical Billing Mistakes

Inpatient hospital stays are a big-ticket item, and frequently Palmer spots two or three charges for the same item. For example, you pay about $10,000 a day for a bed in the ICU, which includes the higher-level care of specially trained nurses, life-saving equipment and supplies. Yet you might get billed $2,000 a day for ventilator equipment on top of that. The ventilators are part of the high-priced daily ICU bed and shouldn’t be billed for separately, Palmer said.