In late April my 18 y/o son was sent to Round Rock Medical Center Emergency via ambulance after falling off his skateboard. Bystanders called EMS. He did have injuries to his face, hands, and wrist.
Upon admission his admitting form indicated that his primary insurance was Medicaid. While in the emergency room he received multiple x-rays, CT scans, blood labs, and other various procedures. On that same day he was discharged home from the emergency, and the end result from his ER visit was stitches for facial lacerations and instructions to monitor for post-concussive symptoms.
So why did he incur $25,000 billed charges from the emergency room, and $17,000 billed charges for blood labs?
My insurance plan that covers my son is very limited and does not even come close to covering these excessive charges. I've contacted their billing department in San Antonio, and as of yet St. Davids has not sent me an itemized bill or offered me any explanations for these excessive charges. Obviously me and my son are unable to pay for this, and I'm worried of going bankrupt from this accidental fall. The hospital has been unresponsive and unable to offer me any assistance in dealing with this outrageous bill!