Outrageously Expensive ER Bills, Explained

“The Hospital charged me how much for that stupid ER visit?!?”

If I received a bill for thousands of dollars I would be pissed too, and I totally hear you. I really do, because as Medical Director in the ER, I get to hear all the patient complaints, and complaints about billing are the most frequent. And while I — just a lowly ER doctor in the grand scheme of Hospital power — can’t change your bill, I can at least explain it.