I complained about
the price of the dinky "durable goods" finger splints and was told the clinic was not allowed to give a different price unless there was a financial problem. They're not even very "durable," since they are only guaranteed for 3 months!
I'm chalking the $175 out of my pocket up to a learning experience. My insurance says sometimes patients are even charged $300 for a face mask for administering breathing treatments. (medicare supplement $500 deductible on durable goods, but they only tell you about
When I go in to get my knee worked on I'll get some crutches to take with me.
This is the stuff that should be getting audited! My PCP isn't paid enough! He has to endure those nasty RAC audits where the gov't pays the companies based on how much they can find in a tiny sample of charts and multiplied by the number of patients. Stupid things like he should have checked their bowels when they came in for a sore throat.