Last week I received good news on the $1,481 ER Doctor bill. My medical negotiator informed me that the group for whom the doctor works applied a charity care credit to my account, bringing it to zero.
My entire $1,481 bill was waived. I paid nothing.
I don't know how their process works, but I was never asked for income or asset verification or vetted in any other way. Frankly, I think the amount I still had to pay for the emergency room (almost $1,000) was more than enough for all the "services" I received. Still, it's amazing that they would just completely waive all charges.