DH has had bad shoulder pain for a long time. He went to see his primary care doc this past week. He wants an Ortho to see it, he thinks it could be a rotator cuff injury that MAY require surgery. But that's jumping the ship. I imagine first the Ortho will order an MRI. DH has not met his deductible, in fact I think he hasn't rung up any charges towards it at all. I have no idea what a shoulder MRI costs but I do know what a back MRI costs since I had one in late 2012. I think my part was $500.00. Now we can swing the $500 but the possible surgery is another story entirely. When I had my back surgery last April, the hospital asked for $2000.00 up front since I had not met my deductible. I charged it since I didn't have 2 grand just sitting around.
I guess we could ask the hospital to bill us if that happens? I know hospitals offer payment plans. Just when the only debt we have is the house up pops this. Wow..................