I have insurance, but I have a $1000 deductible since I'm in pretty good health and don't expect many hospital visits. My insurance plan won't pay anything towards emergency room visits until after the deductible is met.
The bill came in and it is over 2200 dollars (!!) so I am basically having to pay 1000 bucks out of pocket for 5 fricking stitches. Is there any way I can fight this? This seems EXTREMELY expensive for just 5 stitches.
any emergency room trip will always cost over $1,000...it is ridiculous but it is what it is. you got the coverage so it is on you
but like someone said, the business office will usually work out a payment plan with you
at least you didnt ride in a an ambulance...that will usually double your bill