I am having an issue with a medical bill for a basic splint I got for a broken elbow. I am being charged $341.79 for a visit that literally consisted of about 2 or 3 minutes with the doctor followed by about 2 minutes with a PA that applied a $26 off the shelf 3M splint to my arm.
I contacted my insurance company twice and one time they weren't sure and another they said that casts and splints are considered surgery (even though there seem to actually be coding specifically for applying a splint and couldn't offer any further explanation.)
This is an absolutely ridiculous charge for doing nothing that someone with fairly basic first aid training couldn't have done. Is this actually legit or is this something I should try to fight?