Newborn Nursery Charged Even When Baby Stays with Mother
THE PROBLEM: Kunal Kampani was upset when he got a bill with a hospital nursery charge. His newborn baby had stayed in the room with his wife. "There was $1,650 in nursery room charges for two days. It was surprising because we never used it at all during the hospital stay," he said. "They are now threatening a collection agency. Can you please advise what should I do?"
"Children are expensive - and it starts from the moment they show up. Whether they sleep in the room or in the nursery, hospital charges are exactly the same" says Texas Health Presbyterian of Plano.
"Each infant is assigned a nursery nurse, who provides the same care, the same supplies, and the same amount of time and attention whether the infant is in mom's room or the nursery," hospital spokeswoman Rachel Horton Raya said by e-mail. "Daily charges are the same in either situation and include nursing care and supplies such as diapers, wipes, linens, etc."
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