I recently had a gingival graft done. The total estimated price (including the portion assumed to be covered by insurance) was estimated to be $1440.94. The insurance did not pay as much as the periodontal office had expected. Based on the change of the insurance coverage, the surgeon's office is now charging me $2120.00 for the procedure. When I signed the estimate I understood the clause " i understand that this is only an estimate of insurance coverage and is subject to change. I am responsible for any portion unpaid by insurance" to mean that I could be charged up to 1440.94. I didn't think it would mean they could increase the total cost by 46% to 2120. Is this legal to change the price so drastically after the procedure? How can I fight this?
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