As updates go, this isn’t much of one. I’m getting my port removed this week and not looking forward to it. However, radiology called to say I’ll need blood work done before this can happen (and doesn’t the phrase “blood work” make me sound like a vampire or something?).
So I moaned to the nurse about why I’m having it removed — that is, the exorbitant $600 bill for flushing the damned thing.
She suggested I speak with the hospital ombudsman, whom I had completely forgotten about. Immediately on hanging up with her, I called and whined to him about the situation.
The upshot is, he’s sending the case back to billing to review yet again.
Will anything happen as a result?
I doubt it. But at least it will go on record as a complaint.