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colonoscopy
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Colonoscopy in Macon, GA in Macon, GA.Posted: February 4th, 2014 09:02AM
Clinic or Doctor: Colorectal CenterInsurance Carrier: Multi Health Plan
Type of Policy: lousy, limited
My insurance covers the doctors cost, but not the hospital , and for the insurance to cover the doctors fees it has to be performed at a hospital. The hospital fees are over 4000.00, not including lab, and no one can quote me an anesthesiologists fees. I am self employed, and was forced to get the insurance with Obamacare or else be fined. It doesn't cover much, and they can circumvent everything, no deductible, no co payments, yet no coverage. If they find anything than it is not considered a wellness screening and they don't pay for the colonoscopy. I was told by the Coliseum hospital I will be billed first with insurance fees, so I don't know if I will be responsible for the 4000, or the 78% discount if I didn't have insurance, because I do have insurance. Think I may have it done overseas.Thank you Obamacare, you've made it worse for most Americans!! I eat a high fiber, low fat diet, do not have high BP, nor diabetes, have the ideal bodyfat percentage for my age, gender and wt/ht.
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colonoscopy
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: Jozif D. in Charlotte, NC.Posted: January 13th, 2014 01:01PM
Clinic or Doctor: Carolinas Healthcare SystemInsurance Carrier: Horizon BCBS New Jersey
Type of Policy: EPO
I just had to pay for the specialist copay. I was covered for the procedure 100% because of Wellness Benefits.
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Colonoscopy
Amount: $2,000.00
Posted by: Carolyn Peterson in Burlington, IA.Posted: November 10th, 2013 12:11AM
Clinic or Doctor: DoctorInsurance Carrier: United Health
Type of Policy: PPO
Outpatient Colonoscopy and EGD same day surgery
Doctor bill: $3,294.00
Hospital $8,197.00
Radiology $347.00
EGD $1,325.00
Anesthesia $800.00 Dr. stated he needed to call on in because I was not under enough. If so why could I not hear him speak?????
Billed unknown charges with no explanation
Each snip of the polyp's was $1,382.75 times 4. You are already under whether it is one snipe on more.
My insurance company and hospital yet to call and try to make heads or tails out of reading all these explanations and codes for them. I will keep them on the phone for each one. They no doubt will be glad to hung up.
My was done in late 2013 costs.
Really sad you have to study the long sheet of costs for over two days.
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Routine Colonscopy
Amount: $40.00
Posted by: Sointense in Setauket, NY.Posted: July 2nd, 2013 11:07AM
Clinic or Doctor: Dr. ComanInsurance Carrier: Cigna
Type of Policy: HMO
Was billed $10,000 Cigna paid 582.42
Surgeon $6,500 Cigna paid 564.55
Supplys $3,500 Cigna paid 17.87
I paid a copay of $40.00
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Colonoscopy
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: Mike - Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahie, CA.Posted: June 5th, 2013 06:06AM
Clinic or Doctor: BartonInsurance Carrier: Medicare
Type of Policy: A,B
I have regular Medicare, no supplement, I had a little less than $400 in four separate bills. I had a colonoscopy and complete blood work.
It was not free as advertised but better than the results posted here.
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Colonoscopy
Amount: $20,351.80
Posted by: dougl99 in Houston, TX.Posted: June 2nd, 2013 04:06PM
Clinic or Doctor: Memorial HermanInsurance Carrier: Cigna
Type of Policy: PPO
Hospital was $17328.80 Surgeon $1895rnAnesthesia $800 Initial visit $330rnrnMy portion is $2727.53 I'm thinking it would be cheaper w/out insurance.
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colonoscopy
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: a user in California in Baldwin Park, CA.Posted: May 25th, 2013 09:05AM
Clinic or Doctor: KaiserInsurance Carrier: Kaiser
Type of Policy: HMO
One small polyp was found. The entire procedure was covered by my insurance. I only paid my deductible, which is $20.00.
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polyp finding during preventive
Amount: $2,600.00
Posted by: Teri Haus in Flemington, NJ.Posted: May 21st, 2013 10:05AM
Clinic or Doctor: Hunterdon GastroenterologyInsurance Carrier: Amerihealth
Type of Policy: HMO
Hello I am being billed for $2600.00 for almost a year now, fighting it has been challenging since no one in customer service has been able to explain to me the reason/rationale behind it. Only on the internet have I been able to get the gist of what is likely going on in my case since they did remove one benign polyp. I do not have that $ and even if I did, I feel like I am being out right swindled and am not ready to call it a day yet. My handbook says nothing about any type of minor finding (polyp) rendering the preventive nature of the claim null and void. Additionally, the doctor who ordered the test said these preventive procedures are covered 100%, which I checked my handbook for, and the office never warned me of this possibility, though after the fact, a woman in billing said they had been seeing this kind of thing happening. What?! And you never felt the consumer ought to know?! Violation of consumer rights going on, no question.
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Colonosocpy
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: koller in Huntington Beach, CA.Posted: May 17th, 2013 10:05AM
Clinic or Doctor: Talbert medical groupInsurance Carrier: Healthcare partners
Type of Policy: HMO
this was just my co pay - they wouldn't tell me what the total procedure costs. 3 years ago it was only $200
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Being fully sedated before start o procedure.
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: J. L. Smith in Freeport, NY.Posted: April 29th, 2013 06:04AM
Clinic or Doctor: Dr, officeInsurance Carrier: MedicaFull medicalre & AARP
Type of Policy: full medical?
Had first at age 62 in 1992, another around 204, then starting in 2908 and then every year until 2011. After last one I was told I had pre-cancerous conditions and my next one would be in 5 years? I take aspirin, plus other meds for high blood pressure. Have not been contacted since last visit. Have appointment in few days with new specialist for consultation. Last Dr. said I should stop aspirin because of internal small bleed. About 4 years ago DR. started to sedate me, before I had no problems and found watching procedure on monitor fascinating. Have been told by my heart DR. its now standard in "this area". I don't like it and it effects the cost.
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Colonoscopy
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: a user in Peoria, IL.Posted: April 5th, 2013 08:04AM
Clinic or Doctor: Dr. Williamson; Methodist Medical CenterInsurance Carrier: United Health/Golden Rule
Type of Policy: PPO
We are still waiting for final outcome on hospital bill; this site is very helpful. Our diagnostic colonoscopies were 5 years ago when I was working and covered by insurance through my workplace; little to no cost at that time. Mine was fine, so no need for another for 10 years and will be on Medicare by then. My husband had 5 polyps removed and had to go back this year (5 years later) for follow up. We are now under private insurance that can only be described as catastrophic coverage--$10,000 deductible--and insurance says colonoscopy for him is pre-existing condition. We knew they wouldn't cover follow-up but not doing follow up is a risk we weren't prepared to take. First hospital bill was just over $4,300 which reflected a $2,300 "discount" because it is a self-pay. They encouraged us to file for charitable assistance, so we are waiting to see how much more they knock off. We have already paid the physician and anesthesiologist for a total of just over $900 out of pocket.
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colonscopy
Amount: $7,281.52
Posted by: L.H.H. in St James, MN.Posted: March 26th, 2013 10:03AM
Clinic or Doctor: St James Hospital, St James, MinnesotaInsurance Carrier: Blue Cross
Type of Policy: Blue Cross
My Wife had a routine Colonscopy, in and out in an hour. Total cost was $7281.52. We paid the $5000 deductable on our policy and Blue Cross paid the rest. The cost blew me away. How can they justify these costs?
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Colonoscopy
Amount: $11,000.00
Posted by: yep in BRidgeport, CT.Posted: March 20th, 2013 04:03PM
Clinic or Doctor: Bridgeport HospitalInsurance Carrier: Anthem
Type of Policy: PPO
explanation of benefits statements total over $11,000 WITHOUT THE SURGEONS FEES.rnfrom Bpt Hospital, $8040.00; Northeast Medical Group, $5800.00, Anesthesia, $910.00. $500.00 deductible, copay, plus 25% of remaining bill come out to $1700.00. Have not seen statement from surgeon yet.
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Mountain View Surgical Center Encino
Amount: $36,000.00
Posted by: Aidan Anderson in Encino, CA.Posted: March 11th, 2013 10:03PM
Clinic or Doctor: Dr Saleem DesaiInsurance Carrier: Anthem Blue Cross
Billed $36,000 dollars for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Yep those numbers are correct. Appealing everything, fighting the entire bill. I recommend never going either the facility or doctor. My lawyer suspects the doctor has a share in the company. Unbelievable unethical.
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