I finally felt well enough to talk to insurance and the hospital for hours today. To no avail though, they're billing what they bill. They're billing each test as a surgery, and each doctors visit as a surgery (which insurance won't pay for in the same way as tests and doctors office visits) and neither team seems prepared to admit they're being ridiculous, they each say it is the other people's fault. 

This is so upsetting and disappointing. The hospital just wants to rush me into a payment plan so I can't question this anymore. The insurance are happy as long as I keep paying them nearly $500 a month not to cover things properly. It is all just so sick. 

It is patently obvious that neither industry has any interest in curing cancer while they can continue to fleece people who have it.