Double-checking EOBs

Provider: Dr. X
Date: 3/15/11
Service: Computed tomography
Charge: $753
Allowed: $243
Paid: $194.40
Patient Responsibility: $48.60

Very curious.

  • I haven’t seen Dr. X since January.
  • Dr. X doesn’t do any imaging in his office; he refers people to an outside facility.
  • This test was not done.  Not there nor anywhere else.

I wonder if someone in the billing office made multiple typos (wrong patient, wrong procedure), or if there’s some fraud going on.  I really hope it was an honest error and they get it fixed without a huge time investment on my part.