Texan billed $4,000 for COVID-19 test, says he feels “deceived” – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD

A Texas resident has received medical bills amounting to more than $4,000 after getting tested for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Jaden Janak got tested for COVID-19 following the death of his 75-year-old grandmother from the disease last year. He went to Tulsa ER & Hospital to avail of a rapid COVID-19 test, which he first assumed was free of charge. Under most circumstances, medical insurance often covers COVID-19 testing fees.

Janak received an unpleasant surprise when he received two medical bills totaling over $4,000. The first bill amounting to about $2,700 covered emergency room and laboratory fees. Meanwhile, the second bill charged him about $1,300 for doctor’s fees.

Texan billed $4,000 for COVID-19 test, says he feels “deceived” – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD

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  1. From personal experiences, its good to check first when you visit Medical facilities because if its a Fee based business more than likely they will not apprise you it will be a direct charge for services rendered.

    I can recall going to a Medical facility for a Blood Pressure check and I was paying by credit card, because I had no health insurance at that time.

    It was about a 50 minute office visit, however when I received the charge of 350,00 and given a prescription, I was enraged. I told the physician I was not a rich person and he indicated he did not own the facility but worked for a company.

    I indicated I could not afford a quick office visit for 350.00 and pay for a precription, the physician said hold on I will be right back. The Physician noticing I was angry came back with numerous samples of the prescription he had given me, I said this will help some.

    Looking back, if I had called the Medical facility about charges prior to my visit……it would have been to my benefit.

    Covid 19 office visits, can surprise you when it comes to Charges.

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