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Radiologist charges ridiculous!
Amount: $345.00
Posted by: Lori Z. in Canton, OH.Posted: April 27th, 2017 10:04AM
Type of Policy: self pay
My local hospital in Ohio discounted my mammogram by 49% since I am self-pay. That brought it down to about $150. But then the radiologist bill came for $345! They did say they would give me a 20% discount if I paid in full today. Not happy about this unexpectedly high fee! Is this the norm?
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3 d mammogram
Amount: $627.00
Posted by: Kathleen Page in Winfield, IL.Posted: April 13th, 2017 07:04AM
Clinic or Doctor: Central Dupage HospitalInsurance Carrier: Aetna
Type of Policy: Managed Choice Open Access
Aetna sucks! Given the run around on the phone as well as erroneous info. Referred to clinics that don't exist. Told they would cover this expense 100% then when I asked for it in writing changed their tune and said it is not a covered expense and stuck me with the bill.
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diagnostic mammogram + fine needle aspiration of breast cyst in NW Indiana
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: absolutely astonished--is dealing with a mass a rich person's luxury? in Valparaiso, IN.Posted: March 13th, 2017 07:03PM
Clinic or Doctor: Porter RegionalInsurance Carrier: United
Type of Policy: PPO
Went for preventive mammo (covered 100 percent) and thought I was doing my bit by turning down a 3D mammo, recommended by mammographer but not covered on my plan. Had the standard digital mammo instead, they found something and recommended a follow-up (diagnostic) mammo and ultrasound. For this, provider billed a whopping $1,500.00--why, I have no idea since this is WAY more than tables say it should cost--and insurance paid most. But they got me on the next step: a fine needle aspiration of a breast cyst with the possibility of biopsy if necessary. For this, the cost was also around 1,500.00 and 99 percent of it was billed to me b/c I have a $1500.00 deductible. Why was I not given a headsup? The cost here, too, is WAY more than tables suggest for my area, and Porter is in my network. I am happy with the health care providers, but simply not the communication about cost. How was I to know that this procedure, which I thought was diagnostic, would come out of my deductible?
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Diagnostic mammo and ultrasound
Amount: $715.00
Posted by: Angie Northrop in Wickenburg, AZ.Posted: January 22nd, 2017 09:01PM
Type of Policy: Work insurance
Cancelled diagnostic and ultrasound as i dont have money to pay. Breast pain and dr feels small lump. Whats seems crazy these are not covered on insurance.
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Mammo and Ultrasound-Charged $2,495.00, Insurance covered $2,121.68
Amount: $373.32
Posted by: Aggravated in Milwaukee, WI.Posted: November 15th, 2016 05:11PM
Clinic or Doctor: Aurora Women\'s Health PavillionInsurance Carrier: GEHA/ UNITED Healthcare
Type of Policy: Standard Option Medical FEHB
Backstory- 33 yr old female. Breast cancer runs in my family. My normal doctor found something of concern and said I should have it checked out. I had a mammogram and ultrasound and was astounded at the cost itself, but that which is passed down after insurance. I know I'm under 40, but doesn't preventative care lessen the chance of crazy cancer related bills in the future? Also this is on top of paying $3,000/yr (myself and husband) and a $700 deductible. I'm sure others plans are worse but health care has just gotten out of control. I can't imaging having to go for anything serious when considerable more routine tests cost this much. And they want me to go back in 6 months for a follow-up. Not. This is why I hate the heatlh care system and avoid it like the plague as long as possible and pray I have no serious health issues.
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cost in Seattle
Amount: $532.00
Posted by: ldellis in Seattle, WA.Posted: October 21st, 2016 09:10AM
Clinic or Doctor: SwedishInsurance Carrier: lost because of obama
It was a 3D image. They can't tell you the cost before you go.
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MAMMOGRAM and Ultrasound
Amount: $965.00
Posted by: Crystal Hunter in Cincinnati, OH.Posted: October 19th, 2016 02:10AM
Was told by hospital the cost was 220.00 for dignostic mamogram. When I went to pay the bill. I was told it would be mailed i called they said it was 1,090.00 they gave me a discount for not having insurance which made the bill 649.00 a day later they sent another bill for 316.00 for reading the x-ray
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Mammogram in rural Austin County Texas
Amount: $379.00
Posted by: Ticked off Texan in Bellville, TX.Posted: September 1st, 2016 10:09AM
Clinic or Doctor: CHI St. Joseph, BellvilleInsurance Carrier: Reserve Nat'l. Indemnity
Type of Policy: Indemnity
I chose my health insurance due to it being available to cover worldwide, not just Texas. The only other choice was Obamacare, not quite old enough for Medicare, and already retired. Obamacare is not accepted in the larger hospitals, and it is acceptionally expensive, doesn't cover much. I found paying in cash, to be cheaper than putting it through on my policy, then claiming a reimbursement (which thoroughly confused the hospital when I asked for an itemized coded bill to send to my insurer). Even paying cash seems prohibitively expensive!!! The online estimates for top price for a mammogram in my area was $250.00. Obamacare has done nothing but drive prices up for those of us who used to be able to afford insurance, forcing many who were covered to drop their policies; so it has done nothing but cause more to be uninsured......
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3D mammogram
Amount: $836.00
Posted by: Marietta Crawford in Lewisville, TX.Posted: April 30th, 2016 09:04AM
Clinic or Doctor: SolisInsurance Carrier: BCBS
Type of Policy: ppo
The hospital where i had my 3D mammogram charged my insurance company $836 which they denied bc they said that Solis did procedures that where not asked for.( normally it would have cost $80 to $120)
At first the hospital said that extra procedures were done and for me to check with my doctor which i did. She ordered a regular yearly mammogram nothing else. Now the hospital claim that my insurance changed their policy and will not pay for 3D mammograms, which they did last year. I checked with my insurance company and they informed me that NOTHING has changed. I feel that the hospital is doing some sneaking business and charging ins companies for things that we not done, but the part that really chaps me is that they are going to charge me if the ins does not pay this amount. I feel so betrayed by the system. I would have been better off saying that I didnt have insurance! I think this is discrimination against those who are insured.
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Amount: $1,722.00
Posted by: Ram in Jersey City, NJ.Posted: April 20th, 2016 10:04AM
Clinic or Doctor: care pointInsurance Carrier: horizon blue cross
Type of Policy: PPO
had scheduled Mammo for my wife, routine, they told u all covered, its fine. went there got done for my wife. They send bill for $1722.00. Insurance negotiated paid $118. they bill me for rest. they must be kidding, Rip OFF.
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3D Mammogram
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: a user in Plymouth, MI.Posted: March 3rd, 2016 10:03AM
Clinic or Doctor: Doctor ReferredInsurance Carrier: BCBS
Type of Policy: PPO
I would like to know who really regulates these rules - No one seems to know - The staff who bills talks to the billing staff however neither care if the insurance companies pass $ $ $ to the insured - The insured has to check with local, state and nat'l rules now just to know what is going on - No one Helps - Frustrating ! !
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Diagnostic Mammogram
Amount: $660.00
Posted by: Enlightened and Surpised in Chicago in Chicago, IL.Posted: December 1st, 2015 09:12AM
Clinic or Doctor: Insurance Carrier: BCBS
Type of Policy: PPO
Told technician I had felt a lump. Did not know that changed the mammo from screening to diagnostic, with accompanying changes in coverage. With my insurance, no charge for screening. Very shocked at this; tech and doctor did not tell me of differentiation or give me the chance to say I'd go somewhere else.
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Ripped off
Amount: $664.00
Posted by: NM in 21234, MD.Posted: October 15th, 2015 11:10AM
Type of Policy: Cigna
I went for annual GYN appt, found a lump that doctor was confident it was probably from a prior breast reduction but doctor sent me for a mammogram just to be safe.
I am now stuck with a $664 bill because it was diagnostic and I am not 40. I've fought with Cigna, Advanced Radiology and doctors office with zero success. Such a deterrent for any further procedures!!!
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Denied mammography due to age and birth
Amount: $35.00
Posted by: Joseph Jennings in Tulsa, OK.Posted: September 10th, 2015 07:09AM
At age 32 my wife went to have a lump on her breast checked out. She was told that beings she just gave birth it is more than likely her milk beginning ton dry up. Further given her age ins. would not cover the mammography. Six months later she is diagnose STAGE IV invasive ductle carcinoma and given 6 moths to live. She fought heroic for next 5-1/2 years. Our laws NEED TO CHANGE. To hear your children (ages 6 & 7) scream and cry for losing their mother is wrong, especially when it can be avoided. Please visit this website and help us change the laws by signing and telling everyone you know. Together we can help empower all the women and men the power to choose life.
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Cost of mammogram
Amount: $901.81
Posted by: MLS765 in Batesville, IN, IN.Posted: May 20th, 2015 08:05AM
Clinic or Doctor: Margaret Mary HospitalInsurance Carrier: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Type of Policy: PPO
Bill was 1196.01, BCBS said they could only charge 901.81. Really?? I pay $2000 a year for insurance and this is it. It was CONSIDERED a diagnostic mammogram because I turned 40 and my OB/GYN said I needed to have one.
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Amount: $0.00
Posted by: ss2104 in Boson, MA.Posted: April 20th, 2015 12:04PM
Clinic or Doctor: Insurance Carrier: BCBS Massachusetts
Mine cost me zero this year because I'm not doing it every year. I don't smoke, not overweight, no family history. The clinic I go to apparently needs "rich" customers to support all those getting free health insurance living in free housing in my city. With my $30 copay and $2000 deductible I can't see donating money for a device with a shoddy record of finding cancer early on.
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