The American “healthcare” system is the most perverse thing on the planet. You have no idea what the procedure costs, until you get a bill that you can’t read. Every person is charged something different depending on insurance coverage, where they live, how much they make, and what “network” they are in. Forget about having someone explain the bill or coding to you, because the people sending and collecting the bill didn’t perform the procedure and have no clue what was actually done to you.
And remember the most important lesson in all of this: “American healthcare is the best on the planet” according to right wing assholes