Thursday, May 24, 2007

Preliminary Hospital Charges (the bill)

We received a copy in the mail today of the claim that was sent to our insurance company from our hospital.

Who wants to take a stab at the outrageous cost?

7 weeks of around the clock nurse/doctor care, daily prescriptions, weekly ultrasounds, 3 meals and 2 snacks a day, linen service, daily monitoring of myself and baby, cable, wireless Internet, etc.....

Go to comment section and cast your prediction.


Jill said...


Melissa said...

I'm going to guess around $600,000. When Grant was in the NICU the cost of his care was around $10,000 per day.

49 days of care x $10,000 = $490,000

Of course, my daily figure was from 6 years ago, so I added another $100,000.

How close am I??

Anonymous said...


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Amanda said...

$150-175K. One week for me was $22K back in 2000.

Anonymous said...


Just a random number based on other guesses and where my fingers landed on the keyboard numbers!

Good luck to me!

Cathy said...


Any of these numbers are just terrifying, eh?

(I was hoping to come here tonight and read about a baby... but I guess no baby is good...)

Anonymous said...

Labor and non-delivery of Jack plus surgical intervention plus recovery period equaled over $21,000 in 2002 (I never even saw a bill for the twins). So I'm going to go on the low-side, as surgery and anesthesia weren't included on your menu, and guess $77,000. -Tiff