My hospital stay in Colorado was not a small amount of money.
- $5,484.60 for room and board
- $5,750.44 for drugs
- $431.20 for non-sterile surgical supplies
- $19,000 for sterile surgical supplies
- $11,900 for my fibula implant
- $691.33 for laboratory work
- $633.20 for radiology
- $2,099.35 for my foot and ankle CT scans
- $2,180.54 for full body CT scan
- $15,395.54 for the operating room (they charge by the minute)
- $1,284.10 for general anesthesia (I received a separate anesthesia bill for $2,000)
- $898 for physical therapy
- $323 for physical therapy evaluation
- $488 for occupational therapy
- $329 for occupational therapy evaluation
- $3,397 for the emergency room stay
- $545.14 for "pulmonary function" (I think this is what kept me alive during surgery)
- $2,681.64 for the recovery room stay
It just blows me away how the health care industry works.
Fortunately, since hitting a tree on a snowboard is considered an emergency, my insurance covered everything. But what if I didn't have health insurance? I guess I'd still have a floppy foot.