yes, and we wonder why our insurance is so expensive. Before I had insurance, I was given an RX for vicodin and it cost me $7. Yesterday, getting the same generic medication, my copay was $15. Same medicine, yet it cost me double, and you know my insurance was also charged something as well.
That is quite a mark up on those items!. I'd complain as well, it might not do any good, but worth saying something in any event. I found with my doctor that they often don't know what is charged. I had a 30 second EKG with no insurance and was charged $105. I told my doctor and he was shocked. He knew I didn't have insurance, but he was just doing what he felt needed to be done as a doctor. He had no idea what it cost when he ordered it. It's like a totally separate universe. The doctor does their job, and the business department does theirs. Of course the doctors get blamed for it, but unless they are an independent doctor with their own practice, it really isn't their fault.
With my son's asthma compressor for his nebulizer medication, our insurance was billed $400. I found it on the internet for $90. Same exact compressor.
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety
Current medications: Topamax, Maxalt, Lotrel, Wellbutrin