Just wanted to add something to my earlier entry this morning. I already have some comments so I am doing this as a new post.
I did call the DR's office in Birmingham and got an appointment there for the 11th of this month so that is almost two weeks earlier than if I had waited to see him here.
I just want to ask a question to you all. It might be according to how much they scan and where it is when doing an MRI. I just looked at the bill which came several days ago where I had the full spinal scan on 8/27/o8. This place had charged Medicare $9,215.85 for that MRI. They paid their part and my supplement insurance paid for the rest of it. Plus the doc who read the MRI charged $465.00 to read it. He was allowed $224.30. That seems awfully high to me. I can see why medicare is going broke. I just wondered how much other places charged?
The hospital where I had my surgery only charged a little over $ 5000.00 for the use of their hospital, which included a two night stay. Plus the Doc had his charges as well as the person who put me to sleep had theirs. I was really surprised at how low they charged, that is if no more bills come from them later.