Long Island mom billed $2,200 for child’s wart removal
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Long Island mom billed $2,200 for child’s wart removal


>>> AS A LOCAL FAMILY WAS SHOCKED TO GET A BILL FOR MORE THAN $2,000 FOR TREATMENT THAT THEY COULD HAVE DONE THEMSELVES AT HOME. NINA PINEDA REPORTS. >>Reporter: SHE WAS FLOORED BY THIS A BIG BILL OVER $2,200 FOR A TINY TREATMENT. >>WERE YOU SURPRISED WHEN YOU GOT THAT BIG BILL? >> YEAH. >>Reporter: IT’S A COMMON PLANTAR’S WART EASILY TREATED WITH OVER-THE-COUNTER CURES BUT THE 11-YEAR-OLD WAS AT HER ANNUAL WELLNESS CHECKUP. >>IS THAT ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ASK ME, THE DOCTOR SAID? I SAID SHE HAS THIS LITTLE THING ON THE BOTTOM OF HER FOOT. HE SAID I CAN FIX THAT. GOES, GET A SPRAY, SHHHH, AND IT FELT COLD AND THEN WITH PUT A BAND-AID ON AND HER SOCK AND WE LEFT. >>Reporter: THEN THE CHARGE CAME MORE THAN $2,200 FOR THE REMOVAL OF UP TO 14 SKIN GROWTHS. THE PATIENT’S PORTION? >>$934.16. AND THAT IS WHAT I MUST PAY. >>Reporter: SHE IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE DOCTOR, HER KID’S PEDIATRICIAN FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. WE HELPED A FAMILY FIGHT ANOTHER BILL FOR $2,800 TO REMOVE A SPLINTER. GUESS WHAT? IT’S THE SAME OFFICE, SAME DOCTOR! SAME SCENARIO, A WELLNESS VISIT FOR HER SON AT NYU LANGONE IN HUNTINGTON. AFTER WE GOT INVOLVED, OF THE BILL WAS EXTRACTED AS EASILY AS TEASING OUT THAT SPLINTER. >>AND WE DON’T OWE THEM ANYTHING. >>Reporter: SHE AND SHEILA GOT SENT TO COLLECTIONS FOR THEIR UNPAID BILLS, THOUGH. >>I FIND IT HORRIFYING! >>Reporter: THAT’S WHEN A FRIEND SHOWED HER OUR $2,800 SPLINTER STORY ONLINE AND SHE CALLED US. SO WE PAID A VISIT TO THE CLINIC AND WITHIN A DAY — >> IT REALLY WAS AMAZING HOW QUICKLY YOU WERE ABLE TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS. WE TRIED AND TRIED AND COULD NOT GET IT RESOLVED. AND WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU. >>Reporter: THE BILL FROM APRIL CHARGING $2,200 WAS FINALLY ZEROED OUT. >>THANK YOU, 7 ON YOUR SIDE! >> NYU LANGONE SAID THE PATIENT WAS NOT OVERBILLED FOR THE SERVICES SHE RECEIVED SO WHY DID THEY REMOVE THE CHARGE? IT STATED THAT PATIENTS ARE LOOKED AT INDIVIDUALLY AND IF THERE’S A NEED FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, WE WILL PROVIDE IT BUT THE FAMILY SAID THEY NEVER ASKED FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE! SO WE ASKED NYU REPEATEDLY WHAT THAT MEANT. MAYBE HOW EARLIES COULD APPLY BUT GOT NO ANSWER. IF YOU GET A SERVICE FROM A DOCTOR THAT’S OVER AND ABOVE

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2 thoughts on “Long Island mom billed $2,200 for child’s wart removal

  1. SO I AM PARAPLEGIC AND BEING KICKED OUT INTO THE STREETS BECAUSE MLTSS DENIED MY MEDICAL INSURANCE AND YOU'LL ARE REPORTING NEWS ON A WART!? SMH

  2. Crux a lot of these doctors belong in jail I myself fired three of them all ready for my health care trying to drug me up and not help me I call it the revolving-door practice take these pills see you in a month take these pills see you in a month take these pills see you in a month cardiogram urine test breathing machine take these pills call me in a month take these pills call me in a month go fuc yourself I now have a new doctor and made him understand I am not going to take these pills and see you in a month find out what's wrong with me and treat me

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