I see what you are saying Bob but my I am afraid you were sent to company that was less than typical. Many people have episodes rarely and require the full 30 days. Like you fortunatally you didn't. The length of monitoring is set by the MD RX. The Dr. may order the test for less than 30 days and I have seen this done often. Medicare reimbursement is in 30 day increments and must me 30 days. Never have I heard it referred to as leasing. TENS machines you lease. Events are a service. This requires more than the equipment on the part of the patient. It requires a certified cardiolody tech to receive it ( medicare requires it) It requires a sophisticated computer software system. I requires inventory depts, billing deptartment, collection deptartments, QA department, and 24-7 service. Listen I am not in defense in the rising costs of services. In 1980 holters were being billed to doctors and doctors were billing patients for the test and interpretation . That cost was $60.00 for superimposition scanning. . Today with all the bartering the same test in hospitals and services is being billed out for $900-1300. Incredible. But that is in all of health care right now. The funny thing is with all this nonsense nobody is getting rich. Mangaged care POO. The patient suffers, the pysician suffers and the advance of modern health care is slowed down. Did anybody ever calculate the cost of HMO after 10 years to the patient. Having been forced to take off work for multiple visits every time they have a problem that they need a referal . Those that work M-F have to take off for every visit. Is that not cost? They are bieing forced in many cases to use less costly drugs but how often is the never drug more efficient? With malpractice what it is today nobody wants to treat or diagnose anything out of the relm of everyday mild situations. They get refered out to specialist. The primary care physicians in many cases are like directors collectors. They direct you elsewhere after basic testing and collect all the info that comes back. Yes even that is a big job. I wouldnt put it down. But how is this cutting costs. Hope that I you need a monitor again you tell your doctor to find a large reputable company. They really small ones are they bits. Talk to you soon I am sure. Have a great weekend.