Trauma Activation Charges
Trauma Centers often make money when patients are injured. Most insurance contracts have specific "Carve Outs" that reimburse hospitals at a significantly higher rate (you can read more about ER bills here), and most of these claims are high dollar visits. The unfortunate events do require a lot of resources on the part of the hospital. Do not think that those working on the front line want you caused harm. It is a national policy issue when you are unfortunatly slapped with a massive Trauma Activation fee, when you as the patient do not nessessarily know what is going on behind the scenes. We recognize both sides but want to ensure that any money owed is equal to the services provides. Submit your bill for review at no charge.