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Response to davsand (Reply #40)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 05:10 PM

45. Hi Laura

You seem to know quite a bit about hospital billing practices and I was wondering about something.

Back during the 80's our insurance ran out during one of my many layoffs and our daughter had to be admitted. I didn't have the money to pay for it. The bill was was in the thousands. So I went into the billing office and offered to pay $5 per month(All I could afford), until I was recalled to my job and got back on my feet again, and the hospital agreed to that. I paid that $5 bucks every month like clockwork for about a year and when I got back to work paid the entire bill off ASAP. They didn't send me to a collection agency or even charge me any interest.

Do you know if hospitals still provide or offer any deferred low payment program like I just described?

And that was kind of normal back then as I recall. Nothing unique about it.

Don

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