Blue Cross sent us a 4-page hardcopy document in the U.S. mail last week.
This document is the result of a routine vaccination visit for our 5-month-old. Presumably part of the reason that this isn’t sent via email is concern about privacy, though “preventive medicine” and “other med services” aren’t very revealing.
If we could have paid cash for these services at a competitive rate they presumably would have cost no more than the $362 that Blue Cross actually paid. Is there any other industry that can afford to have these back-end tails of paperwork following a $362 purchase?
Related: this May 2010 posting about a $15 hardcopy bill following an $83 annual checkup.