I am insured through my job at the county. I went in to gather the take home equipment for the sleep study. I did it and returned it the next day. They wanted to perform an overnight study at their center but I was told my insurance would not cover it so we just did a second take home equipment study again. My results were sent to my doctor, who then recommended me to a medical supply place literally right around the corner from work. How convenient right?!
But that's not the problem. My issue is, I received a bill from the diagnostic place for $825 for an electroencephalogram! I called the company and questioned the large charge; They said it was the bill from the sleep study. I was shocked but was ready to start monthly payments.
Still curious, I looked up what an electroencephalogram was. It is a test or record of brain activity produced by electroencephalography. I took a look at a few Google images to find several patients with electrodes on various parts of their head. I then realized that moment that I was being billed for something I didn't have done! What I had done when I took home both at home tests was wear a finger oximeter and a nasal cannula that connected back to a small, black box to test O2 levels and breathing patterns, nothing to do with brain activity.
I called back to question why I was being billed for something I never had performed. They could not answer me and I was told I would receive a call back. I am still awaiting my call back.
My question to you guys, in your experience with having sleep studies and diagnostics done, does this seem shady to you? Thank you for your time.