I just need to get this off my chest somewhere... difficult child 1 has Crohn's and was diagnosis'd two years ago this month. They did an upper and lower GI scope back then, along with some biopsies and some specialized blood tests to make the official diagnosis. The total bill for that day came to about $7,000 and we didn't have to pay a penny because it was a participating provider and had already met our deductibles for the year. Fast forward to last month, when difficult child 1 needed another scope (upper and lower) to rule out disease activity because of some problems he'd been having. Different hospital, but essentially the same procedures and they also took a biopsy. No specialized blood tests though. Through the magic of modern medical billing, this year's procedure totalled over $20,000!!! That's right! No typo there -- TWENTY GRAND. And even though it is also a participating provider, and our plan percentages are the same and we've already met deductibles, our portion is about $950. I called the insurance company just to make sure they really billed for what was done, and it looks like everything is in order, unfortunately for us. I know it could be a lot worse, blah, blah, blah. But when you're not expecting a bill like this, it just plain svcks.:2dissapointed: Thanks for listening.