Saturday, June 01, 2002

Medical Fee Follies
The first of a continuing series

A while ago, my husband went in for a routine eye exam. It seemed to go well, until the doctor's office billed us. The price for an eye exam wasn't too awful, but we had been billed for two eye exams. I called the doctor's office and said we had been accidentally double-billed; they insisted that wasn't the case. After a bit of back-and-forth, it transpired that the doctor did indeed feel he had done two exams -- one of the right eye, and one of the left eye. We had to pay both bills.

I just hope my dentist doesn't try this approach.