The hospital is trying to say I owe for a shot of Neulasta for September 14 and 15, 2011. This is not true. Somehow their records are wrong. Of course Medicare deemed one of the shots unnecessary and refused to pay. My husband got the shot of Neulasta on September 15, 2011 (one only). I think that the way the shots made him feel he would have been in a very bad conditions if he ever took 2 of those shots so close together.
They aren't supposed to be given 2 days in a row, so--- I think he'd know if he had a shot unless he is getting other shots too. If the hospital insists on you paying, here's what you do, you ask for a copy of his drs orders. Then you see if he truly had 2 ordered. If not, they would have made a medication error, and it would behove them to not try to charge you for their mistake. I did this when they tried to charge for 3 iv caths for my daughter, in 3 different sizes, and my husband(a navy corpsman) was with her when it was put in, and knew it was an 18, my best friend was in the or with her and knew they didn't change the cath, and I pulled the cath and it was an 18 (they are color coded). There was no documentation that it had it had been changed. It was taken off the bill rapidly.
We have to monitor these bills, because if we let our insurance pay for things we didn't get, we are pushing the price of insurance up.
- Neulasta Information for Consumers
- Neulasta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Neulasta (detailed)
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