CHW (Catholic Healthcare West) Complaint - Billing problems (St. Francis Hospital San Francisco)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- My physician sent me to St. Francis (CHW) for an abdominal scan in June. They performed two, sent the bill to my insurer who denied the claim. Now CHW is coming after me for $8300 for 2 CT scans. My insurer would have reimbursed CHW about $520 for the scans. I'm 60 years old, and in a financially precarious position. St. Francis refuses to provide me with an itemized list, refuses to settle for $600 (more than my insurance would have paid) and is heavy handed in dealing with me.
AVOID ST. FRANCIS AND CHW like the plague! Fortunately my other tests and surgery was at CPMC, who have been professional, forthcoming, and willing to accept insurance rates for non-covered items/procedures.
Again, AVOID ST. FRANCIS and CHW!