There are no local pediatric dentists in our Insurance Network. And of course the regular dentist will only do a cleaning on my girls. For any other dental issues we have to go to a pediatric dentist.
Big Ripples had an abscessed tooth a couple months back. I think I paid around $20 at the office and was told they would bill me what was left after the insurance went through.
I got a bill in the mail today. $266.20
I'm going to check my policy tomorrow at work to make sure the insurance paid the right amount. It looks like every charge exceeded what the insurance was willing to pay. There are 4 line items all from the same appointment on the Explanation of Benefit from my insurance. I guess I should just be happy with what they did pay.
$55, Insurance paid $39
$88, Insurance paid $0 - This was for Anesthesia
$110, Insurance paid $97
$300, Insurance paid $198
Its funny the insurance sends an Explanation of Benefits but it really doesn't explain anything. Except for the Anesthesia, there are no explanations as to what the charges were for.