The Colorado Hospital that Charged the Mom of a Girl for a Circumcision
At Sky Ridge Medical Center, which is the newer hospital on the very south end of Denver (Lone Tree, technically,) Lisa Powell Dejong had a baby two days before Christmas, last year. She had no complaints about the entire experience, and everyone is doing outstanding.
Well, there was one LITTLE thing: When Dejong was looking down the itemized list of charges, she spotted one for a circumcision, in the amount of $1216.50 - and she had a girl.
Maybe it was to take the focus off the grand total of 64,000 dollars, including 350 for a blood test.
Of course, the circumcision charge was a simple, human coding error, and was immediately removed.
Moral of the story: Always make sure you understand what you're being charged and why - Because either it was a mistake… or THAT is thee most talented surgeon in the history of mankind!