I got a copy of what my insurance paid to my doc to do my cervical spine surgery that I had in Januray. My doc charged (get ready for this) a whopping $16,702.00. No that is not my hospital bill, that is what my neurosurgeon charged do remove the ruptured disc, do the bone fusion and put the hardware in my neck holding me all together. I got a copy yesterday showing what my insurance paid and I was just sick. I have been so depressed lately anyway with this other health problem dumped on me, I swear I felt like just giving up. My insurance paid him $2,588.81 towards his $16,702.00 charges. I thought there is no way I can pay off his fees plus pay off the amount left over on the hospital bill. I called my insurnace this morning to find out where I start to go through the apppeal process trying to get them to pay more. She pulled up the claim and said my doctor had signed a letter of acceptance meaning he would accept whatever CHAMPUS paid to him as payment in full. I couldn't believe it!!! I am not responsible for the other $14,000!!! He was on a list I was provided by my insurance as neurosurgeons in the Evansville IN area that accepted CHAMPUS so maybe he is used to dealing with them and just figured he would make it up on the next patient. I am not gonna look a gift-horse in the mouth My hospital bill has not been processed yet so I am still waiting to see if they did the same as my neuro guy and signed a letter of acceptance. I doubt it, I couldn't get that lucky. Oh well, wanted to share my goood news.