Story of a surgeon negotiating fees in emergency pre-op

Nothing To Sneeze At: $2,659 Bill To Pluck Doll’s Shoe From Girl’s Nose

Medical debt is driving how people make decisions about health care, insurance

“The University of Virginia Health System has ruined us.”

The ‘Follow-up Appointment’

For many people in medical debt, a trip to the emergency room leads to the courtroom.

Here are some stories from an NPR series called Bill of the Month.

They Got Estimates Before Surgery — And A Bill After That Was 50% More | Kaiser Health News

August 30, 2019

Good News Update On Story Involving Kidney Dialysis – But what if you don’t have a major media outlet helping you?

June 29,2019 • Medical Bill for half a million dollars for dialysis reduced to zero.

A Year After Spinal Surgery, A $94,031 Bill Feels Like A Backbreaker

June 17, 2019 • A service called neuromonitoring can cut the risk of nerve damage during delicate surgery. But some patients are receiving large bills they didn’t expect.

Bill Of The Month: $4,836 Charge For Laughing Gas During Childbirth Is No Joke

May 28, 2019 • Nitrous oxide is making a comeback for pain relief during childbirth. But charges for the option vary from free at some hospitals to thousands of dollars at others.