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ER visit coded Level IV
Amount: $5,940.00
Posted by: Lisa Mays in Castle Rock, CO.Posted: July 4th, 2017 08:07AM
Medical Center: Castle Rock Adventist HospitalCondition: Stomach Flu
Tests or Treatment Required: IV pain medicine and blood drawn
ER visit that my insurance told me it was in network but they would not pay claim. Hospital not in my network. For an IV alone no medicine I was charged 3400.00. Each medication given or hydration was an additional 300.00 - 400.00. Charged 4 times. I was in the ER just over an hour.
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Passed a few but last one was stroking me out
Amount: $5,100.00
Posted by: JanieZ in Clinton Twp., MI.Posted: June 20th, 2017 01:06PM
Medical Center: Henry Ford Clinton Twp. MICondition: Kidney stones
Tests or Treatment Required: CT scan & IV
Yelled at me for having over 213/115 blood pressure upon arriving in horrible pain, was passing out. Put me in a room by myself knowing this & kept closing the door as I asked them not to. Well confirmed kidney stones (one wouldn't pass) & IV helped alot. Sent me on my way. Very nasty staff.
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ER
Amount: $14,000.00
Posted by: CWW in Parker, CO.Posted: June 14th, 2017 10:06PM
Medical Center: Sky RidgeCondition: Broken Leg
Tests or Treatment Required: x-ray, CTC
Disgusted. What purpose does an ER have when all they do is diagnosis not treat. No cast, no doctor. I thought, foolishly that they might even actually review what I should do & even show me the X-ray so I knew where the break was, no script. No doctor seen until 5 days later so why go in. Business is continually gifted...it should be earned and not any of us who go in are maligning 14,000. for 2 hours time...I understand there is equipment, but even a house payment is less than their charges and you wonder why we have a health care crisis
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How in the heck!?
Amount: $29,000.00
Posted by: Jade Lee in Overland Park, KS.Posted: May 30th, 2017 04:05PM
Tests or Treatment Required: Just some bandaging
My brother t-boned a deer on his motorcycle while on his way home via the highway. He was thrown off the bike and rolled down the highway and into the grass median until someone came to help. He was responsive and able to walk, with a lot of pain. The ambulance took him to the ER where they made sure he didn't have a concussion and bandaged up his knees and his left hand, the heel of his riding glove gave out in the fall. After 3 hours they sent him home.
He just got the bill in the mail for $29,000! How in the ever-loving heck?! After reading through everyone else's comments this is absolutely ridiculous! I could understand about $3-5000 total but nearly $10,000 an hour is insane!
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Un bearable pain in right arm & shoulder
Amount: $9,000.00
Posted by: Nano in Bakersfield, CA.Posted: May 9th, 2017 11:05AM
Medical Center: Bakersfield MemorialCondition: On set of Shingles
Tests or Treatment Required: ECG Chest& Cervical xray, blood taken
Had never been to ER in my 73 yrs. In excellent health.2 AM woke with horrible pains in arm & shoulder. Drove to closest hospital. Took EKG determined not my heart. Waited for 2 hours. Took blood and several x rays. Finally taken out of waiting room , placed in chair, met with several nurses. Dr spoke to me-less than 5 minutes said I may have shingles, looked at my upper back by shoulder blades and said I had 2 spots. Left & nurse came back with a 2 pills- pain killer & anti inflammatory. Dr came back & advised results of tests confirmed Shingles and gave me several Rx.
I was there a total of 4 hrs. Mostly in waiting room. MD bill over $650 for at the most 1/2 hr speaking to me & review test !!!! What a rip off with $7500 bill from Hospital !!! Is it any wonder Medicare is going broke???
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UTI
Amount: $1,870.00
Posted by: TALI in poplar bluff, MO.Posted: April 20th, 2017 01:04PM
Medical Center: poplar bluff ERCondition: pain and fever
Tests or Treatment Required: urinalysis
went with a UTI and peed in a cup. ended up getting a prescription for Bactrim. was told the projected costs would be $250. we do not have insurance so that is with 65% off.
We ended up getting 3 bills later. $110 for lab tests (thats with 50% off), $1,213 for physician (got 25% off without insurance so paid $910), and $3,080 for the ER (paid around $850 with 65% off and addition 20% off for paying right away). apparently to get a pregnancy test done costs around $800+ in the ER. so total costs without discounts are $4,513. i was pretty blown away. you could go to an emergency care clinic and get the same thing done for $85. it was a learning experience...
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xrays for the boy
Amount: $3,158.00
Posted by: Bamboozled in Wildomar, CA.Posted: April 9th, 2017 10:04PM
Medical Center: Inland EmpireCondition: bruised knee
Tests or Treatment Required: xray and exam
And people get mad when someone steal your purse or robs your house. These people are doing the same damn thing. It's robbery.
No insurance. Don't qualify for medicare. The only reason I took him to er instead of urgent care was because we thought it was broken and he was unable to walk and i couldn't carry him. I was expecting 900.00ish.
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Many of the above cases - Responding
Amount: $200,000.00
Posted by: Marjory in Montague, MI.Posted: February 7th, 2017 02:02AM
Medical Center: ManyCondition: Toxic Mold Exposure
Tests or Treatment Required: Many
Having experienced many ER visits with my family during a Toxic-Mold Exposure,we firmly believe ER's might explore better systems to vent many of these cases that reach there door. Also Doctors need to be educated on Mold illness/ - stats say 65% of ER visits are not necessary, causing atop burden to the system and gouging the ones that do. Evaluations should happen in triage and diverting Patients to a different level Doctor. a posting of a Key on the web site helps Patients Determination a ER visits. how do we assist the Homeless and Mentally ill. or those at the Lowest income /whom use the ER's Chronically, due to instability in there environment, is a vital piece - A lead Care Contact to those individuals is needed. Two Representatives from the Hospital "GO to homes days after discharge, will save you big $ addressing individuals core issues are environmental and lack of consistency in there meds. you know what they say about a ounce of Prevention and Proactive practices. -
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Main post costs are incredibly low & out of date
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: PB in Naperville, IL.Posted: January 30th, 2017 10:01PM
Medical Center: Edward HCondition: bradycardia, mild
Tests or Treatment Required: EKG
Cost $1100 with insurance. Heart rate a little low due to medication known to cause low rate. A PCP bullied me into going to no purpose. WITH INSURANCE, IN NETWORK.
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ER visit
Amount: $16.00
Posted by: hungrymango in Greeley, CO.Posted: January 15th, 2017 08:01AM
Medical Center: NCMCCondition: possible heart attack
Tests or Treatment Required: EKG, labs, stress test
Quite a bill in comparison to others. I had no Insurance at the time, but I did have a job. Unable to qualify for any help.
This hospital was kind enough to reduce the bill some and set up a payment plan for me.
I was grateful to them, and no heart attack thank goodness.
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some sort of allergic reaction
Amount: $6,500.00
Posted by: WTF in alamogordo, NM.Posted: January 4th, 2017 12:01PM
Medical Center: Gerald Champion Hosp.Condition: swolen tongue
Tests or Treatment Required: epi pen and benedryl
I got off work, on the drive home felt itchy and swollen (face/tongue).. decided to go to the ER, well, I am sorry I did. after a shot and a benedryl , and a 3 hour wait in a cold room, I drove home. a month later I get a bill for $2092. pay it, 5 months later get another bill for $3800.. plus meds I bought "just in case" I have insurance, but I am responsible for $2900 of it...seems outrageous.
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ER
Amount: $1,100.00
Posted by: marcos in Santa Barbara, CA.Posted: December 21st, 2016 02:12PM
Medical Center: Cottage Hospital - Santa BarbaraCondition: swollen leg
Tests or Treatment Required: ultrasound
Admitted on the ER, stayed on the corridor for 5:30hr to do an ultrasound that took 15min, and left the ER without a diagnostic. Billed $1100.
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ER visit after bus accident on interstate, July 2011
Amount: $10,800.00
Posted by: Willy Ragbrai in South Bend, IN.Posted: December 11th, 2016 10:12PM
Medical Center: Memorial Hospital, South Bend, INCondition: auto (bus) accident
Tests or Treatment Required: x-rays, ct-scans, blood tests
An ambulance brought me to the hospital after the bus driver lost control of the bus (70 mph or so). I spent about four hours at the hospital. Most of the time I was in an unused room lying in a backboard for my neck. The bill was $10,800. The hospital waited nearly two years to file the charges so my insurance company denied them. The collection agency sent one note to me without checking if the hospital had submitted the charges. When I won a very small sum from the driver's insurance company, the collection agency sent another request for $10,800 to my lawyer. The collection agency did not appear to have checked the status of the claim. My attorney does not seem to know how long a healthcare institution can submit claims for reimbursement. He thought I could get a reduction (really).
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Cat Bite
Amount: $11,000.00
Posted by: joanne farris in Reno, NV.Posted: November 13th, 2016 07:11AM
Medical Center: Northern Nevada Medical CenterCondition: fair
Tests or Treatment Required: none
All they did was give him a shot and prescribe antibiotics. The date is Nov. 2016
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Chest Pain
Amount: $1,310.43
Posted by: a user in Dallas, TX.Posted: October 17th, 2016 10:10AM
Medical Center: Advance ER- Park CitiesCondition: Stable
Tests or Treatment Required: EKG, Chest X ray, Labs
$1310.43 billed to insurance, which paid $615.58. The rest was sent in a bill to me.
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go to your family doctor then
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in any city in US, MN.Posted: October 7th, 2016 10:10AM
Medical Center: any ER in USCondition:
Tests or Treatment Required: labs, ekg, cxr,
First off, i agree cost is outrageous...2nd, this has nothing to do with the practitioner...the hospitals have to boost the cost of everything because of our greedy insurance companies and government...please search for an article in the minneapolis star tribune from july i believe...top paid CEOs in the state...Independent Health top paid executive was paid in excess of 25K/year...yes per year...value was higher i believe...perhaps this executive could pass along some of this yearly salary to the people he/she is gauging to pay for horrible insurance...blame your government for allowing the treatment patients to turn into big business...im very embarrassed of this country presently...NO ONE needs or requires or deserves a salary that absurd...
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ER visit for Kidney Stone
Amount: $1,323.00
Posted by: Phil O. in Cottonwood, AZ.Posted: October 3rd, 2016 09:10PM
Medical Center: Norther AZ HeathcareCondition: Kidey Stone
Tests or Treatment Required: Blood Test, Ct scan
Spen 5 hrs in ER. 10 min was with DR. The rest of the time was waiting on test results.
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Physicians immediate care Urgent care clinic
Amount: $360.00
Posted by: Heatherish3 in Kankakee, IL.Posted: August 22nd, 2016 07:08PM
Tests or Treatment Required: None
My son had a swollen eyelid,I took him to an urgent care clinic rather than taking him to the ER. The PA looked at him and said it's a big bite, should go down in a few days. Then charged me 360$ for literally a 10 minute visit. That didn't even require gloves,because she never touched my son.
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Inner Ear infection
Amount: $825.00
Posted by: Jim kramp in Tucson, AZ.Posted: August 9th, 2016 06:08AM
Tests or Treatment Required: Looked in my ear
Spent exactly 17.5 minutes at ER Doctor spent 3-4 minutes, looked in ear, said a membrane burst, prescribed amoxycillan, sent home. Er charged $512, doctor charged $265, plus a $50 after hours charge, it was 10PM on a Saturday night
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ER Visit
Amount: $10,200.00
Posted by: Frustrated With Asking For Help in St. Petersburg, FL.Posted: August 7th, 2016 08:08PM
Medical Center: St. Petersburg HospitalCondition: Alcohol Withdrawal
Tests or Treatment Required: IV Fluids, Ativan, Two Blood Tests
I was having trouble quitting drinking and was looking for help. I went to the ER with some family members. Spent less than an hour there after being called before being discharged. Received one IV bag of fluids, one dose of Ativan, and two blood tests. Spent less than one minute speaking with the doctor. He said I should go to rehab, but I couldn't do that tonight and he wouldn't give me anything to help with seizures that I've had on previous attempts to quit. Received a bill for $10,200. Our family has no medical insurance.
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ER Visit to WARMC
Amount: $28,000.00
Posted by: Dianer in Bullhead City, AZ.Posted: July 20th, 2016 06:07AM
Tests or Treatment Required: CT scan, xray to arm, wrists, ankle
After a motorcycle accident, going over the handle bars and the bike landing on me I went to the ER, (drove by my husband so this amount does not include an ambullance). Blood work, 2 Tylenol, an IV with a dose of Morphine.
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E.R. Visit
Amount: $1,300.00
Posted by: Wendy Y. in Fort Bragg, CA.Posted: July 1st, 2016 12:07AM
Tests or Treatment Required: none
560.00 to take my blood pressure, temperature, and pulse, 710.00 for a few minutes with a doctor, Two pills for 30.00. No lab tests, no x-rays and I told the doctor my diagnosis going in and I was right. He didn't do much.
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ER visit
Amount: $1,230.00
Posted by: Never go to TMC ER EVER! in Tucson, AZ.Posted: June 27th, 2016 09:06AM
Tests or Treatment Required: None
Took my 10 month old son to ER for 101 temp. Sat outside for an hour, sat in A dinky room for 45 minutes, nurse can in ask me some questions, took me to another room to wait for the doc. Doc came in 30 minutes later, gave my so. Some IB (which he later had an allergic reaction too) and we left. $450 charged for sitting room space I guess and $772 charged by the doc for $12 IBuprofen. It's not based on time, it's based on tests. WHat test??? Running a temp? Thoughts of suing for fraud. Moms shouldn't be punished for worrying about their child.... We worry enough!
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Was in ER at NW Medical Ctr Tucson for over 5 hours with scary symptoms of Heat Exhaustion/stroke
Amount: $6,495.94
Posted by: Sally Bartlett in Tucson, AZ.Posted: June 22nd, 2016 11:06AM
Medical Center: NW in Tucson, AZCondition: Heat related, cramps vomiting
Tests or Treatment Required: IV, blood tests
Only 2nd time ever in ER in 75 yrs but I was very sick! Cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, shaking, related to heat which lasted for 4 hours from 11 pm to 3 am. Was treated well, and had multiple blood tests and several different meds by IV before it was under control. Luckily I have a good Medicare advantage policy by United Healthcare and my portion was only $84
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Toddler swallows a small piece of plastic
Amount: $1,714.85
Posted by: Bao in Fountain Valley, CA.Posted: May 10th, 2016 03:05PM
Medical Center: Fountain Valley ERCondition: Plastic Toy swallowed
Tests or Treatment Required: X-Ray
She's just a toddler who swallowed a small piece of plastic toy that she had in her mouth. I didn't think anything of it, but she was crying, so my wife wanted to go to the hospital. Stupid us didn't know about urgent care, so we went to the hospital at 8pm and they sent us to the ER. I told them I didn't think it was a big deal, but they pushed us to see a doctor and get an X-Ray. I'm so pissed. Those stupid nurses could have just told us it was no big deal. But they kept saying they need to diagnose. That's this stupid country. Any other country would have just told us to go home and come back the next day if the child has a problem.
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ER Visit
Amount: $15,106.37
Posted by: Kat in GP in Grand Prairie, TX.Posted: April 29th, 2016 07:04AM
Medical Center: Medical Center of ArlingtonCondition: Kidney Stone & UTI
Tests or Treatment Required: Blood Work, Urinalysis, CT-Scan, IV
Went to ER with severe pain (knowing it was possibly kidney stone). Soon as I get there, no waiting taken to room. Give nurse my symptoms & about that time doc walks in and says sounds like it's a kidney stone. They take blood, set me up with an IV and give me pain med. Shortly after off to CT scan and when I get back ask for urine sample. Just got a bill today (almost 5 months later) on how much is due............now, the care was great, but it wasn't worth $15,106. The bill also reflects a $13,444.67 uninsured discount. The charges are ridiculous!
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? Overdose
Amount: $6,000.00
Posted by: Alazar Berhane in Orlando, FL.Posted: April 25th, 2016 03:04PM
Medical Center: Florida hospital EDCondition: None
Tests or Treatment Required: CBC,CMP UDS ACETAMINOPHEN
Lorazepam 2mg ,hydrocodon tab
500 ml I've lnfusion
Admitted in ED for 4 hrs and discharged to lakeside behavioral health
Excluding ER Doctor bill which is 1800.00
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North Central Baptist ER San Antonio, TX
Amount: $2,290.00
Posted by: April N in San Antonio, TX.Posted: April 8th, 2016 10:04AM
Medical Center: North Central BaptistCondition: Asthma attack
Tests or Treatment Required: Breathing treatment, liquid steriods
My 4 year old had an asthma attack and his pulse/oxygen rate was 90. They had to put him on a breathing treatment/albuterol for a couple of hours plus give him liquid steroids. We were at the ER for a few hours. We DO have insurance but we're on a high deductible plan. Out of $4,471 our insurance is covering $2,181, so we are left to pay $2,290 WITH insurance! Also, we haven't even received the bill from the doctor so that will be an additional cost! This seems outrageous to me. Has anyone experienced such high charges with insurance?
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High ER bill patient responsibility
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Dough in tampa, FL.Posted: March 22nd, 2016 04:03PM
Medical Center: Citrus Park ERCondition: High fever for baby
Tests or Treatment Required: Fever treatment
I faced a same problem with an ER service in Tampa,FL,the facility/ER room was in network however the doctor was out of network,so the insurance didn't pay me and was billed $2000,this is a pain as there are lot of nitty gritty attached with this.
I tried with one company PatientSaver.com and they negotiated on my behalf with the hospital and insurance company and they discounted the entire $2000
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W Hills Tex
Amount: $5,263.23
Posted by: Heartache in San Antonio, TX.Posted: February 22nd, 2016 10:02PM
Medical Center: Christus Santa Rosa--Westhills TXCondition: Chest Pain
Tests or Treatment Required: Med Equip Supply;Lab Test X-Ra
Medical Equip/Supply: 34.48; 14.93; 2.00
Diagnostic Lab Test: 28.00; 389.00; 234.00; 226.00; 148.00; 126.00; 178.00.
X-ray Technical Chrg: 527.00
Medical Care: 2,711.00
Diagnostic Test: 341.00
Nurse Practitioner: 114.73
Time Spent: appx. 2 hrs.
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