Health facility fees ambush patients
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 17, 2008
Facility fees, part of the hospital portion of a medical bill, cover healthcare systems' costs for their facilities. But some healthcare systems--including Froedtert & Community Health and Children's Hospital and Health System--will sometimes also charge the fees when someone sees a doctor whose office is in a building they own. That frustrates health insurance plans, which have the chore of dealing with baffled consumers.