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Plateau Hospital: Have you been in the Emergency Room?

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Lost in the Wilderness

Oak Hill, WV

#1 Dec 27, 2012
If you've been in the Emergency Room at the Plateau Medical Center, were you shocked at the bill you received?
crazy

Mount Hope, WV

#2 Dec 27, 2012
lol,,,,they makin the money ass gas grass nobody rides free
Ordinary citizen

Oak Hill, WV

#3 Dec 28, 2012
Well, actually, they don't just send a bill automatically. They only send a statement with a bottom-line amount of money they want you to pay. If you want to know the details for what you're being charged, you have to ask them to print an itemized bill.
patient

Mount Hope, WV

#4 Dec 28, 2012
next thing you know,,they will want to e mail a statement so they dont have to buy paper and a stamp!
pinkbroom

Princeton, WV

#5 Dec 28, 2012
crazy wrote:
lol,,,,they makin the money ass gas grass nobody rides free
PEOPLE ON WELFARE DO.
PMC

Summersville, WV

#6 Dec 28, 2012
Lost in the Wilderness wrote:
If you've been in the Emergency Room at the Plateau Medical Center, were you shocked at the bill you received?
Personally I avoid going to the ER if not an absolute emergency. I prefer to go to MedExpress because the staff is friendlier and the facilities are far cleaner and someone takes the time to go over stuff. They can do a lot of stuff the ER can do (xrays, etc) and if you need more they can refer you and get pre-authorizations from your insurance carrier. Your insurance carrier would probably prefer to have you go to an urgent care facility, cost factor and all.

Frankly, I'm never shocked by the ER bills.
Good for you

Oak Hill, WV

#7 Dec 29, 2012
PMC wrote:
<quoted text>...Your insurance carrier would probably prefer to have you go to an urgent care facility, cost factor and all. Frankly, I'm never shocked by the ER bills.
It must be wonderful to have insurance! I wish I could afford insurance. How much are your monthly premiums?
PMC

Summersville, WV

#8 Dec 30, 2012
Good for you wrote:
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It must be wonderful to have insurance! I wish I could afford insurance. How much are your monthly premiums?
Enough... certainly wouldn't want to pay any more than I do.

Since: Feb 11

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#9 Jan 28, 2013
They told us our total for the visit was $190. Next thing I know we got a bill for $286. Not including the other bill we got for over $300 which I guess is the doctor's bill. I understand getting 2 separate bills, one for the ER and one for the doc. I'm pissed that the ER said one price then sent a bill for a totally different amount. WTF?
Medical Victim

Oak Hill, WV

#10 Jan 28, 2013
Dittybugdaisy wrote:
They told us our total for the visit was $190. Next thing I know we got a bill for $286. Not including the other bill we got for over $300 which I guess is the doctor's bill. I understand getting 2 separate bills, one for the ER and one for the doc. I'm pissed that the ER said one price then sent a bill for a totally different amount. WTF?
Look at your bill again for the emergency physician's name. Please tell us his name. Also, tell us exactly how much the doctor's bill was. Did you have insurance?

Level 2

Since: Dec 12

Oak Hill, WV

#11 Jan 28, 2013
PMC is the only place I have been to where ya get a bill from the hospital and a bill from the Doctor, hell if the doctor dont work there what the hell is he doing there?? I MADE MY LAST VISIT THERE 10 YEARS AGO WHEN I HAD VERY BAD POISON IVY AND THE DOCTOR TOLD ME IT WAS KIDNEY DISEASE AND I NEEDED A EMERGENCY OPERATION...I got the hell out of there...

Since: Dec 11

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#12 Jan 29, 2013
I am from Beckley and these hospitals are no better i went to RGH for a broken arm they told me to go home and soak it in salt water no lie so really us folks have no good hospitals around here they keep you there for hr's tell you something stupid send you home and in three days you get a 2,000 dollar bill and still have to go some where to get help heck they are all the same.
kay

Mineral Wells, WV

#13 Jan 31, 2013
oak hill better than raleigh general
emergency care is a lease dept not actually owned by plateau.
Car Wreck

Beckley, WV

#14 Jan 31, 2013
I was not even touched by the ER Dr.. and my bill was 5400.00.
Tracie

Beckley, WV

#15 Jan 31, 2013
You think you're story about PMC was bad? I am 32 years old. when I was 30, I started having chest pains and crazy heart rhythms. A paramedic friend of mine ran a 12 lead on me and told me to get to the hospital right away. I go to PMC because they were closest, I tell them I was having chest pains, I wait 20 minutes, the chest pains are getting sharper, I tell them its getting worse, I wait 30 minutes, I start getting dizzy and my heart feels like it's doing flips in my chest. They didn't so much as take my blood pressure. I finally walked to the window and told them I was driving to another hopsital.She runs back and tells the Dr in the ER who then runs out in the waiting room and asks me whats going on. I'm putting my coat on as I'm telling her about the wait and the chest pains and I'd rather die on the road to a hospital that will help than to die in their waiting room. THEY SENT ME A $257.00 BILL FOR CONSULTING THE DR!!! I told them I wasn't going to pay and they called 3 times afterward trying to collect until I told them I was reporting them for fraud. Suddenly they dropped my charges.
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Since: Feb 11

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#17 Feb 9, 2013
Medical Victim wrote:
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Look at your bill again for the emergency physician's name. Please tell us his name. Also, tell us exactly how much the doctor's bill was. Did you have insurance?
Sorry I haven't been on here. I'll look at the bill in the morning and give you the specifics.

Since: Feb 11

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#18 Feb 10, 2013
Medical Victim wrote:
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Look at your bill again for the emergency physician's name. Please tell us his name. Also, tell us exactly how much the doctor's bill was. Did you have insurance?
Curtis Clinton
No insurance
We were told the balance due after we saw the doctor was $190. We later got a bill for $286.29
Then got a separate bill for Dr. Clinton for $390. It's a bunch of bullshit really. Since then we've been going to Scarbro and Whipple clinics. Way better service and much cheaper. Ask to see Zack for the best Dr.
divershay

Oak Hill, WV

#19 Feb 10, 2013
Mr Storm wrote:
I am from Beckley and these hospitals are no better i went to RGH for a broken arm they told me to go home and soak it in salt water no lie so really us folks have no good hospitals around here they keep you there for hr's tell you something stupid send you home and in three days you get a 2,000 dollar bill and still have to go some where to get help heck they are all the same.
Wow!! That's ridiculous!!! Omfg I believe someone there would've had a broken arm for saying to go soak it in salt water.
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Medical Victim

Oak Hill, WV

#21 Feb 11, 2013
Dittybugdaisy wrote:
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Curtis Clinton
No insurance
We were told the balance due after we saw the doctor was $190. We later got a bill for $286.29
Then got a separate bill for Dr. Clinton for $390...
Ditty... please look at the Plateau bill again and tell me the CHRG CODE and the CPT CODE and the exact price for each line on the bill. The CPT code has five numbers. It's probably 99281 or 99282 or 99283. Do any numbers appear to the right of the CPT codes? Next look at your doctor bill again. What is the name of the company that sent you the bill for Dr Clinton's services? What CPT code appears on the bill for Dr Clinton? I want to help you. I'll be waiting for your response.
dittybugdaisy

Oak Hill, WV

#22 Feb 13, 2013
CPT Code 99283
Caledonia Financial Services, LLC
Optimal Billing Solutions, LLC
I don't see a CHRG code on here.
Service description says Emergency Dept Visit Amount 390.00
So what have you got in mind?

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