$85,774. But with a contractual adjustment of $33,105, which brings it down to $52,119... 100% of which the insurance is expected to pay.
But Cliff spent his first night in a different hospital (these two Independence hospitals will soon be combined into one new facility). That hospital bill is $7,646.
Anesthesia costs are $4,670.
The heart surgeon's bill is $10,033, plus another $610 for painfully inserting a chest tube, which interupted his Sunday afternoon off.
The wonderful thing about it all is that our insurance handles most of these costs. The largest out-of-pocket amount for us so far is to the heart surgeon: $578. Since Cliff's great job benefits keep our income rolling in while he's off work, I believe we can handle that.
So I won't complain about the costs. Cliff and I went for many years with no insurance at all, and it amazes me that we managed to stay away from doctors and hospitals for the most part, during that time. We are thankful every day that he now has a job with great benefits, which includes health insurance.