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Stress Test with Nuclear injection
Amount: $9,167.00
Posted by: Nancy $$$ in Somerset, KY.Posted: March 4th, 2014 09:03AM
Physician: ThanolliMedical Center: Baptist Hospital
Just completed a stress test as recommended by my Dr. Thought I would have a heart attack when I seen the billing for this. Total was $ 9,167.00 ($ 6,868.00 for the first injection and 518.00 for the second, 638.00 for maybe 10 minutes on the treadmill!!!) Come on America something has got to be done to get all this under control. It's highway robbery with or without insurance and should not be allowed in this country. So sad for America. This was in February 2014 since I can't select the correct year below.
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Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: Zegota in Spring Lake, MI.Posted: November 25th, 2013 04:11PM
Physician: Medical Center: Mercy/NOCH
I will post what the actual cost were, when I receive the statements, there will be at least two and maybe even three statements. There are separate costs from the Specialist for reviewing and reading the imaging of the heart. One for the use of the equipment (camera) and another one for the injection of Dobutamine to speed up the heart.
I am retired and on Medicare, with a good donut hole coverage under an employer coverage for retirees. I am as curious as you are, in fact right after I had the treatment, my letter came indicating approval from Medicare, guess I was lucky. I just want to encourage you, or your love one to have this test, if your physician recommends that you have one, it must be of a concern. For your family, for you, it is worth the cost and effort, if you are worried about the cost, shop around, but have the test performed. More later, if your interested on cost, I should know in at least a few weeks. God Bless and good luck, but have the test...please.
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stress test w/insurance
Amount: $370.00
Posted by: Now I'm Stressed! in Metairie, LA.Posted: October 15th, 2013 09:10AM
Physician: BourgeoisMedical Center: EJGH
The stress test was billed at $550.00, and BC/BS paid $179.37. I wish someone at the doctors office would have given me a heads up about this.
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Nuclear Stress Test
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: Anne Massey in Metairie, LA.Posted: October 11th, 2013 11:10AM
Physician: Medical Center: East Jefferson Hospital
Just had the test done this morning. Peoples Health co-pay was $100. Took about 3 hours. Cardiologist co-pay was $20 for initial visit; probably the same for appointment to learn results, unless he calls by phone. All in all - a pleasant experience.
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Stress Echo Test Costly
Amount: $2,891.00
Posted by: a user in Highland Park, IL.Posted: May 21st, 2013 09:05AM
Physician: Medical Center: Highland Park Hospital
I want to see my physician for an annual physical check-up. The doctor suggested me to take a Stress Echo test when I told her that onetime I felt some level of discomfort on my chest a few month ago. Before making an appointment, I called the hospital and the insurance to get an estimate. But none of them was willing to provide me an estimate. The insurance told me to ask the hospital, while the hospital told me to ask insurance. Finally, I decided to take the test, even without an estimate.

The test involved the treadmill, EKG, and ultra sound imaging equipment. It took about an hour, included spending 20min waiting for the cardio doctor. In the end, the total cost of the is $2,891 ($1,240 for stress test, $1,651 for echo test). In addition to the test, another $513 for the service of cardio doctor. After the insurance, myself ended to pay $1,465.74 (test) + $252 (doctor). The cost is shocking. I would not recommend this test if you only feel minor discomfort once in a while
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Stress Test done at Atlanta Medical Ctr.
Amount: $21,594.09
Posted by: Can't afford to be sick, in Atlanta, GA in Atlanta, GA.Posted: May 1st, 2013 05:05PM
Physician: Dr. OwaldeMedical Center: Atlanta Medical Ctr.
Now the adjustments was $18,666.09. I paid in advance $1000.00 my insurance paid $789.00 and I now have a bill for an additional $1,138.69. I had surgery at a different hospital and it only cost 22,000.00. This was enough to cause stress! The stress test was required in order to have surgery.
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cardiac stress test
Amount: $370.00
Posted by: justme in Smyrna, TN.Posted: March 11th, 2013 05:03PM
Physician: Medical Center: Stoncrest Medical
Dr ordered a cardiac stress test to be performed at Stonecrest Medical in Smyrna,TN. When pre registration called to register me over the phone, they let me know it would be a payment of $370. up front. So why am I paying for health insurance??? I had to cancel the appointment, that is so wrong. No wonder people die from heart attacks in this day & time, they can't afford the test to get the proper treatment or medication. I will just take aspirin & drink pomegranate juice, & the insurance can just pay out the really big bucks if my heart fails.
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Standard Treadmill Stress Test
Amount: $2,008.00
Posted by: Bea in Novato, CA.Posted: March 5th, 2013 06:03PM
Physician: KeefeMedical Center: Marin General Hospital
Treadmill test 9 minutes. I was there for less than a half hour. Total cost: $5104.28 rnMy portion: $2,008.75 I am speechless.
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Stress test w/ insurance (1K deductible)
Amount: $963.17
Posted by: GL in Dover, OH.Posted: February 19th, 2013 11:02AM
Physician: Dr GrossMedical Center: Stark Medical Specialties
Just a standard stress test (I believe). I.V to inject the fluid, X-ray before the treadmill, EKG and treadmill, X-ray after the treadmill. The whole process took 3 hours. 600 for first Xray, 400 for second, 200 for EKG and treadmill. Aultcare insurance with 1K deductible. Aultcare covered 236.83 as "contractual adjustment" and because I haven't made a claim this year, I'm responsible for the 963.17 remaining.rnrnNOTE: I'm writing this after receiving my invoice and so-far this is the only thing that has posted on my Aultcare account. I have the suspicion that more will come...like an X-ray analysis service.
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nuclear stress test
Amount: $8,617.00
Posted by: ed janosko in wilmington, NC.Posted: January 10th, 2013 02:01PM
Physician: HarperMedical Center: New hanover medical center
I am a physician and three years ago the cost was $2300
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est. cost
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: lcs in Gaffney, SC.Posted: October 18th, 2012 07:10AM
Physician: ShahMedical Center: UCMC Presbyterian affilate
Scheduled for a nuclear stress test estimated cost $4,400.36. this is to make sure a medicine to control heart rhythm is safe for me to take. Doc says VERY SLIGHT CHANCE it could cause problems. After insurance, will still probably cost me more than $1,000. Just to walk on treadmill and have a little something injected? C'mon man
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Talk about Stress Test! The cost is the stressful part!
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Ellon Bethea in Concord, NC.Posted: June 12th, 2012 09:06AM
Physician: Dr. S. RevisMedical Center: CMC - Northeast Medical Center
Had my physical in May 2012...for insurance purposes. Dr. wanted me to have a stress test because of family history. Dr's office scheduled it for me in May 2012. Received the bill last week. The hospital charged over $3,400 for the test. Insurance (BC/BS) only paid part; we're responsible for nearly $2,000.00!!! Talk about stress!!! I didn't even want this test! To top it off, they said I didn't reach my target heart rate, so my test was undiagnostic and inconclusive! I was only in there for about 15 mins! I barely broke a sweat on the treadmill! We have two children in college! They should have told us upfront what our estimated cost would be out of pocket; I wouldn't have had the test. My physical was fine...they even did an EKG in the office and it was fine. Hard lesson to learn for us! Our son had to have an emergency appendectomy in Orlando, Florida in Dec. 2011....this 15 minute stress test cost us twice as much as his emergency surgery and hospital stay!!!
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Stress Test
Amount: $840.00
Posted by: Sherryle Satterly in madison, KY.Posted: February 21st, 2012 12:02PM
Physician: Medical Center: madison ky.
insured and still 530.00at the door, or 840.00 in payments. So we turned it down, was to much for our pocket.Modern Times in the u.s.a.
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Cardiac Stress Test
Amount: $466.00
Posted by: Aging Athlete in San Mateo, CA.Posted: December 26th, 2011 12:12PM
Physician: Jeffrey Guttas, MDMedical Center: Mills Peninsula Hospital
My PCP ordered a both a cardiac stress test and echocardiogram. The full "retail" price for the stress test was $621; the Anthem Blue Cross (ABC) allowable price was $466. The full "retail price" for the physicians fees for both tests was $608; the ABC allowable price was $255.
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