COVID survivor receives $840,000 statement for treatment, with more on the way
By: Jason GruenauerPosted at 4:48 PM, May 29, 2020


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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Robert Dennis spent weeks in the hospital, fighting and beating the coronavirus. He’s now back at home, working his way through recovery, but he’s not done with the virus entirely just yet. The high school teacher just received his first itemized statement for the cost of his care: $840,386.94.

科羅拉多州—羅伯特·丹尼斯(Robert Dennis)在醫院里度過了數周時間與新冠病毒作斗爭。目前他已經出院回家,正在努力恢復,但是他還沒有完全擺脫病毒困擾。這位高中教師剛剛收到了他的第一份醫療費用賬單:840 386.94美元。

The statement covers Robert’s time at Sky Ridge Medical Center, where he was in the intensive care unit and intubated for two weeks.

賬單包括羅伯特在Sky Ridge醫療中心住院期間,他在重癥監護室接受的兩周插管治療費用。

“His meds just at the hospital are a quarter million dollars,” Suzanne said.


What is not included is Robert’s three weeks at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, or his wife’s trips to the emergency room when she was fighting the virus. The couple estimates their total bills to top one and a half million dollars.


The couple has insurance. They plan on calling to make sure that they are covered early next week.


The Colorado Division of Insurance tells Denver7 that if their department regulates the insurance, that patient will be protected by a state emergency regulation. Also, if the hospital that treated a patient received CARES Act funding, they are not required to send surprise bills for COVID-19 treatment.


On March 10th, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters, “All of our major health insurance companies have now joined with Medicare and Medicaid and agreed to waive all copays, cover the cost of all treatment for those who contract the coronavirus, they’ve committed to no surprise billing, and they’ve committed to encourage telemedicine.”