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Broken Clavicle Cost


How Much Does a Broken Clavicle Cost?

 
low costWith Insurance: $100+ (Non-surgical) to Out-of-Pocket Maximum (Surgery)average costNon-surgical Treatment: $500 or Lesshigh costSurgical Treatment: $11,000-$17,000+
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  Typical costs:
  • Without insurance, diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of a broken collarbone (clavicle) typically costs $500 or less. A clavicle X-ray costs about $210 on average, according to NewChoiceHealth.com[1] , but some radiology centers charge $1,000 or more. A typical office visit doctor fee for a fracture would be $90 to $200, according to Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery Associates[2] .
  • Without insurance, surgical treatment typically costs between $11,000 and $17,000 or more. Clavicle fracture surgery costs between $8,562 and $15,021, not including the surgeon's fee, according to according to Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center[3] in Lincoln, Nebraska. And a typical surgeon's fee for treatment of a fracture could reach $2,000 or more, according to Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery Associates[4] .
  • Health insurance usually will cover a broken collarbone. Typical expenses with insurance could include doctor visit copays and, if surgery is required, coinsurance of 30 percent or more. For non-surgical treatment, costs could be $100 or less, but for surgical treatment the total could reach thousands of dollars, or the yearly out-of-pocket maximum,.
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What should be included:
  • For non-surgical treatment, the doctor typically will fit the patient with an arm sling or a brace and prescribe pain relievers. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons[5] offers an overview of non-surgical treatment for a broken collarbone.
  • For surgical treatment, the doctor typically will make an incision and implant metal pins, a plate or other hardware to hold the bones in place during healing.
Additional costs:
  • Going to an emergency room for treatment initially could add $1,000 or more to the final bill; costs could include an emergency room visit fee and an emergency room doctor fee.
  • For patients who have a broken bone treated surgically, metal hardware usually can be left in, unless it causes irritation in the future; if removal is required, it can cost between about $2,533 and $11,710 or more, according to Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center[6] in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Discounts:
  • Some orthopedic specialists offer discounts for uninsured/cash paying patients. For example, Southern California Orthopedic Institute offers discounted services for cash-paying patients, and Northwest Community Hospital Orthopedic Services Center[7] , in Chicago, offers discounts for prompt payment.
  • Some free clinics, such as Community Health Free Clinic[8] in Chicago, offer orthopedic specialty care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services[9] offers a directory of federally funded health centers; if the nearest clinic doesn't offer orthopedic care, ask for a referral.
Shopping for a broken clavicle:
  • The general practitioner can refer the patient to a specialist. Or, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery[10] offers an orthopedic surgeon finder by city, state or zip code. For a sports injury, another option is to seek treatment from a sports medicine specialist, which could be either a family physician or an orthopedic surgeon; the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine[11] has a doctor finder.
  • If surgery is required, risks include: reaction to anesthesia, infection, blood clots, reaction to hardware and even death.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
non surgical treatment of Broken clavicle in 7yr old male
Amount: $3,000.00
Posted by: annoyedwithhealthcarecosts in Milwaukee, WI.Posted: November 15th, 2016 02:11PM
Type of Treatment: xray and slingMedical Center: Medical College of Wisconsin
Insurance Carrier: United Healthcare
paid over $1300 at emergency room for xray and nylon sling. then made the mistake of attending Childrens hospital ortho for a followup; using xray from ER, the PA supervised and reviewed while nurse applied the sling/arm strap. total cost for 15minutes with no MD present; another $1700. robbery.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.newchoicehealth.com/Directory/Procedure/97/Clavicle%20X-Ray
  2.  www.c-osa.com/charges.htm
  3.  tp.chi.acelogicus.net/nese/Default.aspx
  4.  www.c-osa.com/charges.htm
  5.  orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00072
  6.  tp.chi.acelogicus.net/nese/Default.aspx
  7.  www.nch.org/medical-services/orthopedic-services/index.php
  8.  www.communityhfc.org/referals.htm
  9.  findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx
  10.  www.abos.org/find-a-certified-orthopaedic-surgeon.aspx
  11.  www.aoasm.org/find-a-do/
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