Gold-plated stitches with a ruby stud
Remember that story about my colleague who got an $1134 bill from Mount Auburn Hospital for two stitches? Turns out that total didn’t include the physician’s charge: $364.
So those stitches were $799 apiece. My colleague cut her finger on the job and has been told she’s on the hook for these bills until the workers comp claim is approved. She doesn’t want to pay and have to deal with seeking reimbursement, but is worried now that the bills will go to collection. Messy. Expensive. Annoying, just for two stitches.