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Echocardiagrahm code 93306
Amount: $3,560.00
Posted by: disappointed in Duke in Durham, NC.Posted: June 12th, 2014 06:06PM
Physician: Thomas Bashore MDMedical Center: Duke Health Center at Southpoint
I was with the technician all of 15 minutes. The other 5 was undressing and dressing. This was done at a medical center--NOT a hospital. Just a little clinic. And they billed it as Duke University Hospital Encounter. My portion 562.75. CRAZY!!!! I would have never dreamed it would have been over $600 to begin with.
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Echocardiogram
Amount: $1,617.25
Posted by: When will this stop? in Bend, OR.Posted: June 6th, 2014 02:06PM
Physician: Not her faultMedical Center: St. Charles
This is really disturbing. So my son got rheumatic fever. A dr at UC Davis did an echo TWICE, and I paid a whopping $60 for the copay. Those echos cost roughly $800 each, which they billed to the insurance and both were covered. Fast forward one year, we moved to Oregon, and I took my son in for the annual checkup his first dr. prescribed, and I paid $65 (copay) then get a bill in the mail for $1617.25. ??? People, this is like going to a restaurant and in addition to the $65 food bill, you get slapped with a $1617.25 bill to cover the lights, chairs, tables, pens, aprons, pots, pans, and parking lot. Unfathomable that one system could manage to bill it so the insurance we ALREADY fork out $800/month for could help us out, and another one refuses. We applied for a reduction- didn't qualify because we 'haven't lived here long enough'. These things sure would have been nice to know BEFORE the echo was done. Sooooo tired of being jacked around by healthcare systems. It's so messed up.
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Cardiovascular Scheduler
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Cardio Scheduler in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.Posted: June 1st, 2014 11:06AM
Physician: Medical Center: UCH
As a scheduler for cardiovascular services in a hospital in Colorado, people ask all the time how much a procedure is going to cost before they schedule an appointment. You are always allowed to ask and find out how much it will cost whether you have private insurance, public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid), or are paying for it out of pocket. Our hospital has a "Costline" that we can transfer you to and they will give you all the costs. Some procedures have a cost for the procedure PLUS a cost for the physician reading the results (especially radiological studies). So always be proactive and ask for a cost plus what your insurance will cover!
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Be prepared!! $$$$
Amount: $2,257.00
Posted by: vmm in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: May 9th, 2014 06:05AM
Physician: Dr. KumarMedical Center: St Vincent
Wow. Was totally unprepared when I agreed to have my daughter have a Echo. Was done at the office visit, about 30 minutes. Total charge for procedure and MD reading (not including office visit or ECG) was 3183.00. Having not met our deductible... we pay $2257.00 Wish I would have known of the costs. I would have shopped around for prices first.
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echocardiogram
Amount: $6,049.00
Posted by: High BP in Abington, PA.Posted: May 2nd, 2014 07:05AM
Physician: Medical Center: Abington Memorial
I have high blood pressure and was sent for this test. After seeing this bill my blood pressure skyrocketed. My Insurance paid $5660.00 After adjustments I'm on the hook for $300.00 What a rip off for a 20min, test with a tech who had no experience, just received her cert.
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Sometimes wasted money...
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Timothy A. Gigliotti in Mt Pleasant, PA.Posted: April 30th, 2014 07:04AM
Physician: I don't want to say right nowMedical Center: Frick Excela Health
My Family Dr recommended an echocardiagram. A regular Thoracic type. I called ahead of time and was told the whole thing would cost about 600.00 and
my cost would be about 100.00 Frick billed be for over 500.00 and when I said i wasn't paying they only lowered it to 300.00 Never said if the test was good, bad, otherwise, if any thing looked bad.
Now the same Dr is recommending another test + a 4-hr stress test and acting like he KNOWS ALL! In 2004 when I failed the stress test, the same outfit did a triple by-pass on me. I don't think I ever saw any good from it. My chest bone never healed to this day and I've never passed a stress test before or after the surgery so why pay for another echo and stress test I'll never let anyone cut me again anyway and I told them but they won't leave me alone. They're indicating that if i don't get the tests, they'll stop giving me the prescriptions they've been prescribing for years to help these problems. Sounds like Excela Health wants MONEY!
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Echocardiogram
Amount: $2,300.00
Posted by: JB2 in Canton, IL.Posted: March 22nd, 2014 12:03PM
Physician: Medical Center: Graham Hospital
Hospital just called and said our 20% co-pay would be $2300. Cost of echocardiogram: $11,500. Unbelievable!
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Echocardiogram
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: rwruger in Fishers, IN.Posted: February 16th, 2014 12:02PM
Physician: Dr. PriceMedical Center: St. Vincent
The Echo was performed by a tech in about 15 minutes. An EKG was performed by another tech in about 5 minutes. I waited for each for over an hour and did not get paid. Total charge was $2037 with no coding, no explanation. The insurer discount (Medicare) was $1600 (???) and Medicare paid about $300. The hospital says I owe $108. The U.S. health care system is run by crooks and is a cruel joke.
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cost of echocardiogram
Amount: $3,785.00
Posted by: jessie9090 in richmond, VA.Posted: February 4th, 2014 05:02PM
Physician: Medical Center: VCU Health System
ridiculous
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Echocardiogram procedure code 93306
Amount: $3,332.25
Posted by: Harley in Grafton, WI.Posted: December 24th, 2013 08:12AM
Physician: Dr. Paul WisemanMedical Center: Aurora Advanced Health care
Original bill was an outrageous $4,4430.00 and gave the insurance a $1,100.75 discount and was still an outrageous $3,332.25 for this 20-25 minute test. This one appears to be a higher cost than any I have seen anywhere. Guess I am lucky to have to pay only 10%
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echo cardiogram
Amount: $3,000.00
Posted by: a user in wadena, MN.Posted: December 12th, 2013 06:12PM
Physician: Medical Center: wadena, mn
Overpriced. Compared to what I see here. I feel violated when I look at the bill. They should tell you costs before they administer tests.
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echocardiogram (standard transthoracic)
Amount: $1,768.00
Posted by: Brian P. in Portland, OR.Posted: December 9th, 2013 06:12PM
Physician: Medical Center: Providence
$1598 for ultrasound, + $386 for radiologist. Provider wrote off $216 because charges exceeded what insurance allowed, so final bill was $1768.
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I'm an echo tech
Amount: $390.49
Posted by: Andy Golden in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: November 23rd, 2013 07:11AM
FYI: Medicare reimburses $390 for an outpatient echocardiogram you can check for yourself the identifying CPT code is 93307 and the APC payment is $390.49. There is a regional multiplier to help for different reimbursement levels for different locations but $390 is baseline.
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Echocardiogram procedure code 93306
Amount: $2,100.00
Posted by: CMel in South Lake Tahoe, CA.Posted: November 19th, 2013 09:11AM
Physician: Dr. MehrensMedical Center: Barton Hospital
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Echocardiagram with Bubble Test
Amount: $2,148.00
Posted by: KanMcDan in Idaho Falls, ID.Posted: July 10th, 2013 09:07AM
Physician: Dr. GormanMedical Center: Sandcreek Echo.
I haven't received a bill from my insurance on what I will have to pay out of pocket, but the 2,148.00 was the cash cost, I agree outrageous for 25 min of ultrasound - I just hope it's worth it!
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Echocardiogram
Amount: $30.00
Posted by: a user in Rome, CO.Posted: May 3rd, 2013 07:05AM
It's just absurd you guys pay so much for an wchocardiogram! In Italy we can pay 30-40€ in a hospital and a maximum of 70-100€ if we want to pay a private doctor!!!
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Pediatric echocardiogram
Amount: $2,309.25
Posted by: Ashe83 in Safford, AZ.Posted: February 19th, 2013 12:02PM
Physician: Brian BlairMedical Center:
My daughter needed a echocardiogram and they charged 2103.00 just for the echo and 854 for the dr consult and another 122.00 for and EKG. It's just wrong. The doctor was in there maybe 10 minuets. I was figuring maybe 500-1000 for the procedure and 150-200 for the doctor consult. Out portion was 2309.25.
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echocardiography 2-d doppler color-flow, complete
Amount: $2,769.00
Posted by: cpg in Casper, WY.Posted: January 11th, 2013 04:01PM
Physician: Dr. Alan WicksMedical Center: Wyoming Cardiopulmonary Services P.C.
This seems just outrageous for approx 25 minutes of ultrasound work.
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Echocardiagram
Amount: $750.00
Posted by: PSVT scare in Chicago, IL.Posted: February 23rd, 2012 02:02PM
Physician: Dr. NaveedMedical Center: Jackson Park Hospital
I was billed $750.00 for my echo testing only because I was taken by ambulance and admitted to the nearest hospital. My regular hospital was miles away and the paramedics said I needed treatment right away. I'm glad they took me. My life is worth it!
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