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Worst UTI of my life
Amount: $983.00
Posted by: Cheryl T in Hamilton, MT.Posted: September 1st, 2015 10:09PM
Tests or Treatment Required: urine test
Self diagnosed the UTI but it was the worst pain I've ever had with one. It went straight to my kidneys within hours. Three doses of pyridium with no result so went to ER. They had to give me Percocet for the pain. It's a good thing I have some left over for the pain that accompanies the bill.
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ER Visit
Amount: $4,983.00
Posted by: Julian Doe in TEXAS, TX.Posted: July 28th, 2015 10:07PM
Tests or Treatment Required: EKG, CT Scan, chest xray, bld and urin t
ER visit for hypokalemia, 2 IV with potassium and spend 8 hours in the ER.
Total $8,144.00, insurance pay 3k and my deductible 5k...
Still waiting for the doctor bill, 8k just the hospital fee!!
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pain in the leg (@$$??) cost $1800
Amount: $1,800.00
Posted by: kmac in Oklahoma City, OK.Posted: July 9th, 2015 02:07PM
Medical Center: Mercy Hosp Okla CityCondition: knee/leg pain
Tests or Treatment Required: Ultrasound
went to Mercy's 'convenient care' clinic with extreme pain & limited mobility in my leg. Doc was concerned I had a blood clot and referred me to their ER for an ultrasound. 2 hours later, ultrasound results inconclusive ... but, they told me that didn't mean I don't have a blood clot??? I have United Healthcare via employer. I paid $858 at the ER. Mercy has now billed UHC $1780+ ($1000 for ER, $774 for ultrasound). After deductible, my out of pocket = $1315. UHC told me Mercy is in network, but they don't have discounted rates with them. I have since had MRI via my primary care physician and another hospital. Total cost only $1350!!! And now I at least know it's a blown knee. How crazy is it that an ultrasound + ER costs $500 more than an MRI including radiologist opinion???? I'm filing dispute with UHC to mitigate with Mercy and will file complaint with my HR (sadly not hopeful, just SO frustrated!!)
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ER Visit
Amount: $8,000.00
Posted by: Dar in San Antonio, TX.Posted: June 30th, 2015 12:06PM
Medical Center: Condition: Possible DVT
Tests or Treatment Required: Ultra Sound, Blood Tests
I had just taken a trip overseas and upon returning had the worst leg cramps constantly that night in both legs all night long. Had to fly again all the way home the next day and the cramps continued the next night, and the next. Though no swelling, I better check it out in case of DVT and since I didn't have a regular doctor went to one of those small ER places right by my house. Doctor asked questions and checked out my legs and listened to my breathing. Thought I should have the tests done just in case since he had a guy the week before who actually did have DVT. So, the ultrasound girl was called in and she's actually the one that did something to determine if I had DVT or not - spent a good 30 mins checking both legs thoroughly. Got blood drawn for a CDC blood test and the D-timer. Doctor comes back after everything and says I don't have DVT and I should take Tylenol for pain.Charged for 8 separate labwork at $250 ea, plus $2K for emerg. room, $2K dr, $800 ultrasound, etc
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Coat of ER X-ray
Amount: $704.00
Posted by: 2thfreek in Ventura, CA.Posted: May 22nd, 2015 09:05AM
Tests or Treatment Required: Xray
Radiology diag. General ankle LT min 3 view charged 704$. I'm looking into disputing this cost for an ER X-ray.
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4 y/o boy with appendicitis symptoms
Amount: $5,514.96
Posted by: [email protected] in Dover, DE.Posted: May 14th, 2015 08:05PM
Medical Center: Bayhealth Dover DECondition: Acute mesenteric adenitis
Tests or Treatment Required: ER visit, CT scan, blood work
I have had enough of the gouging. Unfortunately I own a small business, so I can't afford to buy insurance for family of 4. The lowest plan was $7,800 a year premiums PLUS a $12,000 family deductible... for a total cost of $19,800! Other plans were similar in price, premiums higher and deductibles lower... all at a cost of $17,500 or more.
So my son was checked for Strep... didn't have it. They checked blood for WBC's possibly raised through the roof to indicate infection and likely appendicitis... came back negative. Then they told us... we have to do the CT scan because it's still possible he could have appendicitis (which is true). Diagnosis: Mesenteric adenitis
ER visit... $1,934
CT scan... $3,734
Various tests (chem,lab,hema,micro)... $516
Meds... $74
Total: $6,267 minus a 'generous' 12% cash discount.
Sorry, but 88% of ridiculous is still ridiculous.
Have a feeling we haven't even been sent everything. Last ER visit a 2nd 'doctor bill' arrived later for $800.
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Late Night ER visit
Amount: $1,300.00
Posted by: a user in New York, NY.Posted: May 8th, 2015 01:05PM
Medical Center: New York Hospital QueensCondition: shampoo in the eye
Tests or Treatment Required: flush eyes with morgan lens
Told the staff at ER that wife got shampoo in her right eye very bad. We tried to flush with water for hours at home and did not help. She just need treatment to flush her right eye. After the staff told down our insurance info and waited for an hour to see the nurse. Told the nurse the same story and all she did was took her temperature and blood pressure. We waited over 2 hrs to see a Dr. and another hour for the nurse to place morgan len into her eye. In Summary it took us over 6 hrs from entering the ER to going home. We got the bill after two and half month. The ER room charge is $1100, treatment is $160 and some insurance adjustment is $80. So total about $1300+. Forgot to mention we were sanding most of the time at ER waiting area since there were some homeless people sleeping on the bench. Also our insurance co will not pay for it since we haven't met the deductible. Our healthcare system is so messed up...
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ER Visit
Amount: $1,190.00
Posted by: Terry P in Lilburn, GA.Posted: April 27th, 2015 04:04AM
Medical Center: Eastside MedicalCondition:
Tests or Treatment Required: Scratched cornea
My wife got something in her eye that scratched her cornea. It was on a Sunday so her eye doctor was closed and none of the common "Doc a box" centers would treat her eye, referring her to the ER. A scratched cornea is very painful so waiting till the next morning was out of the question. They numbed her eye to relieve the pain and gave her antibiotic drops.
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Nothing much done, just waiting to be transfered to St. Paul, MN
Amount: $4,553.76
Posted by: Bob Jensen in Granstburg, WI.Posted: April 22nd, 2015 11:04AM
Medical Center: Burnett GeneralCondition: Cut ankles
Tests or Treatment Required: Two x-rays, bandaged
I got cut by saw blade that dislodged off saw mill. My right ankle was the worse. No major vessels were cut. They gave me pain meds. Cut my pants, socks and boots off. Took several x-rays and bandaged. Then sat there several hours waiting for transport to Regions Hospital 70 miles away. Seems like being charged WAY TOO MUCH?
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ER Visit
Amount: $2.00
Posted by: Pissed off Lynn in Tucson, AZ.Posted: April 17th, 2015 02:04AM
Tests or Treatment Required: the usual
Went to ER with chest pain and trouble breathing. They did basic blood work, EKG, CT scan of chest, monitored vitals, IV and IV pain meds. Was there two hours and diagnosed with a middle lobe collapse in right lung. They were adament about admitting me for "observation and pain management". Talked to a patient advocate about cost. Was told if admitted it would cost me between $30,000.00 and $200,000.00 depending on if i would need bronchoscopy and/or chest tube!!!! NO JOKE PEOPLE!! I opted to not be admitted and take pain meds with bed rest at home....i paid a total of $37,049.00!!!! WTF! Apparently the lung collapse issue I had would resolve itself with rest! Screw them for trying to scare me into being admitted!!!
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Stanford Hospital ER visit in a tent
Amount: $2,500.00
Posted by: This is crazy in Palo Alto, CA.Posted: April 14th, 2015 04:04PM
Medical Center: StanfordCondition: Stomach flu or?
Tests or Treatment Required: blood test and fluids via IV
They were never able to figure out what was wrong with me. I sat there for about 4 hours in a chair outside the hospital in a tent! I wasn't dehydrated since I didn't throw up, just really tired and nauseous. Doctor came twice, and the second time didn't even remember why I was there (could have just been an intern who knows). Nurses were just checking liquids in the IV they gave me. They took a blood for a test, but didn't even tell me what they are checking for, or final result. Wanted to go home but didn't let me. Week later I got a bill for $2,500 (and that was with insurance!). Never understood why I had to stay there for, so long if there was "nothing wrong" with me. Oh wait I know - to collect as much money as possible!!!
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ER Visit
Amount: $24,000.00
Posted by: [email protected] in Vacaville, CA.Posted: March 2nd, 2015 09:03AM
Tests or Treatment Required: Blood test,ultra sound, urine test
Vacaville california 2015 took son to ER for abdominal pain spent 4 hours in the ER saw doctor for only 5 min he tell my son he has a kidney stone gave him a prescription then sent him home . 2 weeks later we get a bill for the ER visit its $24,000 this doesn't include the bill for the doctors or the meds what a f**in rip off!!!!!!!!!!!
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Emergency Department costs
Amount: $2,000.00
Posted by: JPM in Chicago, IL.Posted: February 28th, 2015 05:02PM
Medical Center: St catherinesCondition: Excellent
Tests or Treatment Required: CXR and CT
Not sure why everyone is complaining about the costs for emergency care. They are open 24/7 and while a physician may charge $1000 for care, they assess you for life threatening conditions and emergent situations that cannot wait. For this, there is a matter of training, time, and convenience. If there is nothing wrong with you, rather than complain about the doctor, perhaps you should complain that you made a bad decision to tie up the emergency department with a none emergency condition. Or better yet, that your doctor that they checked you for a life threatening condition and sleep well tonight. If they make a mistake, I assure you that people will sue them for far more than anything they collect. I paid $350 for a plumber to unclog my sink on Christmas eve. I was very happy with my care as the doctor heard a murmur and ordered a CT. Diagnosed an aneurysm and I had open heart surgery at 46. Now alive and well. Total cost was $96,000 and you won't hear me complain once
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A flu strain
Amount: $4,000.00
Posted by: Georgina Molina in Downey, CA.Posted: February 27th, 2015 12:02PM
Medical Center: PIH DowneyCondition: Flu Strain
Tests or Treatment Required: EKG
Ekg - $588.00
And Waited for 4 Hrs. to tell me my pain in chest was nothing and that I have the flu..
that was $3,412.00 really that's a rip off! first of all they sent me a bill fore the $4,000.00 in which I though is was stupid. so I called them and told them u can't send a bill to customer that is not itemized.. this is outrageous!!!
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Apparent Flaw in the System
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: entimaniac in Tallahassee, FL.Posted: February 9th, 2015 12:02PM
Medical Center: Tallahassee Memorial HospitalCondition: Bade Sore Throat
Tests or Treatment Required: Rapid Strep Test
My roomate had had strep the week prior to me developing an increasingly bad sore throat. I had good reason to suspect I also had strep. I learned that he had strep throat on a Friday, when I was feeling only a little sore in the throat. I wanted to be sick for a little time as possible, so in the morning, on Saturday, I called several places. Everywhere was closed. I am a Student in an unfamiliar town and the only place that had open hours on a collage game day was the emergency room. I came in, no one else was there. I filled out some paperwork, one nurse swabbed my throat, another took my measurements. I waited a few minutes in the waiting room chair. Maybe 1-2 people came in. I was taken to the back and sat on a bed for close to 2 hours. They tried to swab my throat again and had to stop them from doing the same test twice. They took down my insurance information wrong. The doctor came said it wasn't strep. Few weeks later, I get a bill for 700, a bill for 300, and a bill for 7.
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