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Woman Charged by the Hospital for "Crying" During Mole Removal Procedure

Woman Charged by the Hospital for "Crying" During Mole Removal Procedure

People couldn't believe it at first, until the woman confirmed she wasn't lying.

Hospitals can be scary and anxiety-inducing even for the most minor treatments and procedures. A woman who had to get her mole removed ended up having a meltdown either because of pain, fear, or both. But the hospital felt inconvenienced and charged the woman for her "brief emotions."

Yes, that's right. She was billed for crying, at a hospital. 

The woman, known only as Midge on her Twitter handle, shared a photo of the invoice that she received from the hospital, and wrote, “Mole removal: $223 Crying: extra”. The invoice showed that she was charged an additional $11 for crying. However, she got $2.20 as a discount!



 

 

Midge, aka @mxmclain, followed up her tweet by saying, "I didn't even get a damn sticker," and "Is a lollipop too much to ask?"

Initially, people thought this was just a sarcastic post, but Midge confirmed that "it's real." Many people extended their support to Midge asking her to raise a dispute alleging that she's been overcharged. 

A quick search on the Current Procedural Terminology code 96127 for Midge's "Brief Emotion" is basically "used to report behavioral assessments in children and adolescents."

This code can only be used by doctors and clinicians if they "believe it to be appropriate for the service they have rendered and should include documentation within their visit that indicates the service that was provided." 

Here are some of the best reactions to Midge's post:

1. The things they come up with 



 

2. I mean, where's the lie?



 

3. The great America



 

4. Midge isn't alone



 

5. Hospital horrors



 

6. This does deserve "a huge stink"



 

7. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?



 

8. Just imagine!



 

 

References:

https://twitter.com/mxmclain/status/1442950887383736321

https://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Providers/CPT%20Code%2096127.pdf

Cover Image Source (Representative): Getty Images | Prapass Pulsub [Inset: Twitter | @mxmclain]

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