I was up-coded by this surgery center. I did some research and found that surgery centers all over the country are doing this and getting away with it because it's hard to protest. They actually told me "we don't need to give you an itemized bill"! I said, "so i don't even know what your are charging me for". Ludicrous procedure.
I went here for a Radio Frequency procedure on my lumbar spine, didn't use any IV's or anesthesia. I sat in a chair, walked into the procedure room, the dr did the 20 min. procedure and got up and walked out. 45 mins was the total time i was in the building. Now this review doesn't reflect the medical staff there because they were all very friendly and professional. I'm talking about the billing dept. and their personnel. Rude and obnoxious to the point were a lady wrote me and said, "you don't pay it and we will put you in a collection agency". If anyone knows about this they would know that it's illegal to threaten a pt with that. All i want is a detailed bill so i can see what they billed my insurance company $7500. for. Then I received a bill from my dr for an additional $300+.
I'm telling all my family and friends to make sure they know exactly what they are going to be billed for before using any surgery center. I've also said never use GNOSC because the billing dept. is the most unprofessional in the medical field i've ever dealt with. I am out of pocket $2400.+ right now for a procedure I paid $1300.00 previously with another dr. I feel like i've been robbed and the police won't do anything for me!!! I am writing a letter to the AG office and asking for their help in this matter also, because I tried to speak to my dr about it but he brushed me off by saying, " thats what they bill the insurance". His office staff in the billing section told me it was between me and GNOSC. Needless to say i'm done with this dr. as soon as i finish my followup.
Learn from my misfortune here and get a pre-arranged bill from any surgery center pertaining to your procedure before you tell your dr he can do the procedure there.