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Medical Bills Curiosity

The following is a staff writer post from MikeS. He is a married father of 2. So, with the cat, he ranks number 5 in the house. He loves numbers and helping people. Please leave any questions or comments below for either Mike or Crystal. It usually starts as something simple. I needed to look at whether I had been billed for a past medical visit. That simple task, combined with all of the healthcare talk in the country, piqued my curiosity. That led to a full-on dive into my medical claims file. I have data going back to 2011. That’s the year I began tracking all of our health care expenses. The Beginning Before 2011, I didn’t track my medical claims, as there wasn’t really a need for it. The little guy changed all that when he arrived. For those of you who are unaware, he was born with a heart condition that required immediate intervention. He was transported to a hospital 2 hours away from where he was born, to correct his problem. He spent the next 3 days in cardiac-intensive care, and then amazingly I got to take him home. Needless to say, there were a few … Read more