Am I entitled to an itemized bill of supplies, medications, etc. used during surgery?

The lawyer for the provider told me the itemization doesn’t exist because it is a flat fee. I know there isn’t a flat fee for surgery since every case is different.

Asked on June 26, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Custom and practice in the medical filed is that every single item ranging from bandaids to bed pans are itemized by the health care provider for billing purposes. As such, you are entitled to have an aitemized bill detailing every cost with respect to your surgery as opposed to a lump sum bill.

I would stand your ground and insist upon a detailed accounting of the bill that you have received for the surgery you presumably had.

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