I recently had a 10-minute chat with a nurse practitioner at a local clinic. I have a long history of an ear injury. I was charged an exorbitant fee. The billing office said the fee was based on something in the nurse's notes, about the "complexity" of my condition. It seems I'm being charged for my injury, rather than for the service that was rendered, which was minimal (the nurse looked in my ear once, and we talked briefly. That was all.) This billing office, which is conveniently located 30-miles from the clinic, is also "looking into the charge." I haven't heard from them for a week.
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