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So a month ago I had my DS surgery here in NJ Virtua. I am a self pay and scrimped and saved for this. I had paid my surgeon, anesthesiologist and hospital all pre paid. My hospital payment had the big ESTIMATE qualification on the quote. Understood. If I had special tests, specialist that needed to see me, more time in the hospital, all understood, it COULD be higher. Understood. A risk we take. So I leave the hospital a DAY EARLY. They sent me a bill for another 3k. are you kidding me? I had nothing out of the ordinary, no tests, nothing extra, nada. They are sending me the details but I am pretty furious. Again, I get the entire "estimate" thing, but how do I come out early and still owe $? I plan to fight this. Just seeing if anyone had ever had this problem. I feel this is so unethical I need to speak out about it. Wanted to see if anyone else had any issues here....

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That’s annoying. I also had an unexpected cost and I’m covered by PHI in Australia. I got taken back into theatre as there was concern that I had a bleed. No additional cost from the hospital or surgeon but I had to pay a second out of pocket fee for the anaesthetist!

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You definitely should review those charges and ask an explanation for what was not part of your package that you purchased. I am curious about this myself. as I am self pay and they let me know there could be additional charges.

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