Geisinger Health Systemassessed a $16,000 bill for danville medical center

C Nov 01, 2018

August 30, 2018 Albert Sipple was scheduled for cardiac catherization at Wilkes Barre General Hospital, Wilkes Barre PA. Determined that a triple or quadrupal bypass was necessary and John Ellis, Cardiologist said he wanted Albert to be ambulanced immediately to Danville Hospital for Advanced Medicine for the operation by Michael Harostock, scheduled first thing in the morning on August 31. No choice was given to Albert or his wife, Cynthia and no knowledge of any pricing was given, nor information about what his insurance would or would not cover, it was that much of an emergency situation. Had that not been the case, we could of assessed whether or not Geisinger Danville would have been our choice. Albert has Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance through his employer. Obviously we are not in a position to be able to pay this exorbitant bill, Albert was a warehouse worker and I am on Social Security Disability. This bill must be satisfied by insurance in some fashion, the fact that it was an emergency ambulance entry to Danville and no options were presented to either of us tells the entire complaint and we would like this matter taken care of and addressed with seriousness. Thank you, Cynthia Sipple, spouse of Albert Sipple, 1423 N. Washington Street, Wilkes Barre, PA [protected] [protected]

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