Always, always ask for a detailed itemized bill from the doctor, hospital, surgeon, etc. Case in point: My son fell off his bike and broke his arm. After the doctor said it needed to be casted, the nurses brought in several velcro casts and Ace bandages. They opened them, but never even attempted to use them. The doctor did in fact apply a cast and we were sent home. Before we left, I took a picture of my son with casted arm and all the things the nurses left on the gurney in the ER room. When we got an itemized bill (after several requests) all of the bandages and velcro casts were listed, at exorbitant charges for each, of course. I took the picture to the Administrator with a copy of the bill and explained the issue. A simple question in this case: How many casts did my son need for one arm, and why was none of it used? The Admin’ modified the bill on the spot. We learned long ago to request itemized bills, after a dentist tried to charge me $800.00 for a gold cap that I obviously didn’t have in my mouth. The itemized bill showed it and I fought it successfully. I wouldn’t have been able to do either without the details.