EMCare — $1016.00 bill for a strep swab
I was seen on 9/26/18 at a local CHI "Emergency" facility that appears to be that of an Urgent Care facility. I believe that is the intention of this organization in order to bill for "emergent" care. This is fraud, I went in with a sore throat and flu-like symptoms. There was a throat culture done that was negative, so there was no treatment provided. Only a simple diagnostic throat swab. I did not even see a MD, only a Nurse Practitioner. The description on my bill states "EMERGENCY EVAL AND MANAGEMENT (LVL 3)". This in no way the care I received.
I would like to have this charge reduced to a reasonable amount that is appropriate for the services I received.