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It’s fairly common knowledge that a trip to the emergency room is not exactly a cheap excursion. These days, a visit requires steadfast navigation across the complex world of health care, one that intersects coverage and finances.

More often than not, you aren’t paying just one bill. The cost of a trip to the emergency room includes a facility fee in addition to professional charges by physicians. Regardless of other services provided, this fee is viewed as the cost of walking in the door.

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