I've spent several weeks calling & writing agencies, corporations and hospitals trying to resolve billing errors resulting from the removal of 6 centimeters of cancer.
One bill (the most recent to arrive) was for a pre-Op meeting with my surgeon in February of 2010. He neglected to submit it till now well past the insurers time limit.
Once I discovered Oregon has an agency to clear up such errors I mentioned I was working with them to the hospital billing me. Within two days I received three new versions of bills already covered and paid for. One was for $57,000.
This is called psyching the sucker out. It failed.
My point is that Healthcare really needs reform and almost everyone agrees.