Has anyone ever had this happen? I had three epidural lumbar spine injections for my lower back pain. The surgeon did a total of 5 injections on the last round when I had a facet block.
I received a bill from the surgeon and surgicenter - but the anesthesia department is also billing me for a "nerve block" - the surgicenter invoice details the steroid/local anesthetic injections and they got paid.
Seems like a bogus bill from anesthesia - the surgeon did the "nerve block" - which actually increased my pain, making me wish I'd never gone through that last procedure.
I went to a back specialist, strictly spine surgeon who came up with a different diagnosis and reason for my pain: spondylolithesis.
Has anyone ever been through this sort of billing routine? Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. Thanks.