Balance Billing question
I ended up getting an appendectomy at the beginning of December. Had a CT scan one afternoon after having some abdominal pain, and after that was told to go to the nearest hospital ER. So I went, was admitted, and had my appendix out the next day. Seems like everyone was in network (so far..although I haven't gotten all the bills) except the anesthesiologist, who billed me an extra $800 that the ins co didn't cover. I'm in CA and have a non ACA PPO from Blue Shield. I've heard/read different stories and accounts about whether ER visits are subject to balance billing, and I was wondering if anyone knew for sure if an appendectomy, which I would imagine is considered emergency surgery, is subject to balance billing?
I really have no idea what I signed when I was in the hospital, so I may have waived my entire bank balance away 😁
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