First and most importantly, I'm on medicare and social security.
I went in to have a short procedure (steroid injection in back) and upon arrival was told the co-pay for the facility was $1,055 for a 5-10 minute procedure. Upon discussing it with the "financial" advisor ( cashier) i was told I could pay half ($528) now and the balance after insurance had settled. My repeated attempts to understand/comprehend how a facility charge of over $1,000 could possibly be correct, to no avail.
That was 3/28/18. About a month later, while reviewing my credit card information I noticed a credit on my card for $420.83 from Lakeside. So apparently I was correct, but how is it that these institutions can make mistakes that large without any repercussions?? Clearly the advisor didn't understand the situation ( a guess on my part).
Secondly, I later find out the hospital is owned by the doctors themselves, which in my opinion should be against the law.
I never received anything from the hospital explaining why I was getting the credit, or where it originated from.
Guess admission of mistake is to tough on fragile ego's.
Would not recommend this hospital to anyone or anything, including pets, or anything else that lives and breathes.