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  •  Did he NEED a cat scan and an (1+ / 0-)
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    overnight stay? if it wasn't medically necessary they have reason. Over treatment is what drives up the costs.

    You should always pre clear hospitalizations especially if there is anesthesia involved.

    Course if she was on Medicare the deductible for one night or more (to 60 days) hospitalization is about $1100.

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    by samddobermann on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 04:27:15 AM PDT

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    •  I don't know the details; (0+ / 0-)

      he had a lump on his neck that ballooned from nothing to the size of two tennis balls over the course of about a week and was extremely painful.  Apparently they did some kind of surgery (perhaps a biopsy?) while he was at the hospital and wanted to observe him.

      We're in the bicycle business and know nothing about these matters so we just have to trust the doctors and hope they're doing everything right.

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