So I posted a while back about my terrible experiences with my first doctors office, which I switched after my second appointment.
But I received a bill from them for $1550 that I just can't justify paying. During my first appointment, I was exactly 6 weeks pregnant. The ultrasound tech knew this and made the comment "well we will try an abdominal, but I doubt we will see anything." After literally one minute of trying she said it was going to have to be transvaginal. Which she did and found the baby and that's when they confirmed I was 6 weeks to the day.
But upon receiving my bill (it was 10 days before my health insurance started, go figure) they charged me for both ultrasounds, one being nearly $900 (the internal) and the other being almost $700. When I called to inquire about it, they said that's how they bill and they did it to confirm I wasn't further along - but they fully knew I was self paying and the tech even made the comment that she knew she wouldn't see anything and performed it anyway.
So opinions... do I fight this? Do I just chalk it up as a loss and pay it?
I have a friend who works in health insurance and she told me this is an abuse of services for performing unnecessary services based on gestational progress.