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$200? Where?
Amount: $465.00
Posted by: ah in Walnut Creek, CA.Posted: January 26th, 2011 04:01PM
Covered by Insurance?: yesMedical Center:
Prenatal ultrasound in SF East Bay Area is over $400 w/no insurance, and if you have insurance then it depends on your co-pay. With our insurance its a $99 copay.
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Upcoming Breast US
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: bubblesbanks in Carlsbad, NM.Posted: November 21st, 2010 06:11PM
Covered by Insurance?: NoMedical Center: Carlsbad Medical Center
I work in the medical field, but have choosen to have no insurance, because the increased cost was more then what health care I use. Just found a lump in my L breast. Set-up appointments with the local hospital, and tried to set-up a payment plan. They would not give me a cost for the mammogram or US. They said they could not set-up the account till after the cost have been incurred. Hmmmm......smell fishy? From all the responders post here it looks like my US could be $280 to $3000. I will keep you posted, but I think we as consumers should be told straight-up what the cost of test are going to be. It is part of the patient's rights to know. I will keep everyone posted on what becomes of this adventure.
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ultrasound sonogram/heart
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: johnlou in Kittanning, PA.Posted: November 21st, 2010 05:11PM
Covered by Insurance?: medicareMedical Center: armstrong county memorial hosp
went to my cardiologist for yearly check up and was requested to have a sonogram in his interest as to my 81 year old mild heart valve condition. Never explained a co-payment even though it is small, and thought that it would be covered by medicare and my $35 doctor visit copayment $20 the bill was $1,725 to medicare. you think they would have been happy to cover the mesily $20 for them , but is a dent in my retirement at my age and lack of funds for this sort of greed of health care. darn if i will go back for any analitical procedure requested by any doctor that benefits him, and should have paid for it himself for this type of information, if he wants to ride the medical train then he should pay the ticket.
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abdominal, pelvic, transvaginal
Amount: $3,400.00
Posted by: a user in Winfield, IL.Posted: November 5th, 2010 11:11AM
Covered by Insurance?: I hopd so...Medical Center: Central Dupage Hospital
Wow. I just recieved the bill from the hospital this week for 3 ultrasounds. I have been having pain in my right pelvic region so my doctor ordered all 3. $3,400!! That's just unbelievable. Hopefully my insurance will cover all of it. Still waiting to get the paperwork to see how much it covers
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Week 20 Pregnancy Ultrasound
Amount: $1,260.00
Posted by: I wish usual and customary charges were standard in US health care in Billings, MT.Posted: October 28th, 2010 01:10PM
Covered by Insurance?: 75%Medical Center: Billings Clinic
Blue Cross covered the 1st ultrasound for dating the birth and verifying life. That one was $309. No wonder they pay 100% for the 1st one. This US was on the belly and a transvaginal to measure cervical length. Tech fees: $829. Doc fees (to read them, even tho the tech told us everything as she worked): $431. I owe 315 after insurance, which isn't as bad as the $1260 sticker shock, but STILL. ugh.
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Ultrasound Pregnancy
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Thank God that we still have the best health system in the world in Shawnee, KS.Posted: October 24th, 2010 10:10PM
Covered by Insurance?: YesMedical Center: Women's clinic, Shawnee, KS
During pregnancy there is 1 free ultrasound and all the medically necessary ultrasounds covered by insurance (Blue cross blue shield). There is one small $30 copay for the entire pregnancy and a $100/day charge for the hospital to a maximum 5 days. The most out of pocket is $530 for medically necessary tests and imaging. If the patient wants to look at the fetus, then there will be a charge.
It's all a matter of the premiums everyone is willing to pay. We are on the maximum HMO offered through our workplace.
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Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Johanna in Amarillo, TX.Posted: September 30th, 2010 09:09AM
Covered by Insurance?: 100%Medical Center: Local OB/GYN office, Schweinfurt, German
I know it probably won't be helpful to figure out the cost of an ultrasound here in the US. But I just had to write a comment for this. I am german citizen, but now live in the States, my first son was still born in germany and there no matter if you have a job or not, you always have health care insurance. I had 16 ultrasounds done during my pregnancy, which was a little more then normal since I had a complicated pregnancy. But even the normal procedures are 1 ultrasound every month, until the 7th month then every two weeks and after the 8th month every week. I just think that something as important as an ultrasound for a pregnancy should never be as expensive as I have read along these comments. It is not only for the mother but also to assure your child is doing ok. Since I have had a pretty difficult pregnancy and birth, and after seeing how conditions are in other countries, I have decided to definetely go back to Germany in case we will have another child. I wouldn't want to imagine how much it would cost me to get ultrasounds done, if the next pregnancy would bring the same complications.
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Ultra sound
Amount: $2,438.00
Posted by: Robert Parker in Richmond, VA.Posted: September 24th, 2010 12:09PM
Covered by Insurance?: YesMedical Center: St. Mary's Hospital
Stay away from St. Mary's in Richmond. They are unrepentant crooks
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Amount: $1,192.00
Posted by: SICK OF MEDICAL CHEATS in Oakland, CA.Posted: September 22nd, 2010 01:09PM
Covered by Insurance?: APPROX $815Medical Center: Part of "NONPROFIT" Hospital System
Went in for simple abdominal ultrasound where they "grease" you with gel and glide a "mouse" over your abdomen. Was in disbelief when we received the billing that showed a charge of $1192.00 for the procedure! Health insurance paid $815 and the amount due was "adjusted" (due to contracts with ins. co.) but they still wanted more money from us. Called (several calls) and demanded an ITEMIZATION TO SHOW WHY THIS PROCEDURE COST SO MUCH, & eventually they "adjusted" the amount due down to -0- due, rather than show breakdown of itemized costs! VERY SUSPICIOUS.
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level 2 ultrasound
Amount: $1,401.73
Posted by: Holy Cow!! in California in Fremont, CA.Posted: July 22nd, 2010 10:07PM
Covered by Insurance?: $596.65Medical Center: Washington Hospital Fremont, Ca
I nearly passed out when I got a bill for the remaining balance. $805.08 YIKES. Scan to check for fibroids due to extremely heavy periods.
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Adominal Ultrasound
Amount: $279.99
Posted by: Danny from Cherokee, IA in Cherokee, IA.Posted: June 20th, 2010 10:06PM
Covered by Insurance?: NoMedical Center: Cherokee Reginal Medical Center
I had an ultrasound to check my adominal area specially my gullbladder. Well they didnt find anything, and still I have stomach pains.
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Ultrasounds in France
Amount: $95.00
Posted by: Melanie in Paris France, Other.Posted: May 30th, 2010 02:05AM
Covered by Insurance?: YesMedical Center: Private clinic (Paris), HCL Lyon
In France, you are advised to have three ultrasounds : one at 12 weeks, one at 21 and one during the 8th month.
I had my first one too early to check the neck (for signs of Trisomy 21), so I had a second ultrasound two weeks later. The cost of both were 95 together (thats 45 and 50), but the government health aid paid me back 60, and my health insurance will pay the rest.
My 21 week ultrasound was done in a Hospital in Lyon, and I didn't up-pay anything, the hospital will get paid directly from the gov and my health insurance.
The 8 month ultrasound is paid for by the government health plan.
But what surprises me is not only the incredible fees you have to pay in the US, but the huge differences between Centers ! In France, the cost is fixed, and private clinics can ask for more, but the prices have to be listed on the wall. As an example, my OB cost 60 each visit. The usual price is 23, in his waiting room, there's the list of prices for each type of exam he does, and how much he asks for, and how much is paid for by insurance... No surprises !
Just so you know, it's like this for all health care in France. It's probably the most important thing in our society, a shared health plan... no one get's left behind. I got operated on a few years ago, before I had health insurance. The took out my gall bladder, and I had to stay 5 days in the clinic. I was charged 118 for the whole thing.
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Ultrasound in Qatar
Amount: $80.00
Posted by: TSL in Doha, Other.Posted: May 20th, 2010 02:05PM
Covered by Insurance?: -Medical Center: Al-Hayat
In Qatar, an ultrasound (+3D/4D imaging) cost me only $80. The doctor even threw in a FREE DVD of the ultrasound for me. Now I'm back in the States to deliver and they are telling me that my ultrasounds here will cost me $800!!! The kicker is that they are using the exact same machine as the clinic in Qatar.
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transvaginal ultrasound
Amount: $740.40
Posted by: rmf in Stevens Point,, WI.Posted: May 17th, 2010 05:05AM
Covered by Insurance?: noMedical Center: Ministry Medical Group
Unbelievable, so much money for 15 minutes of a follow up test to find nothing is wrong. Just as the doctor said 6 months ago. I feel robbed.
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Ultrasound cost 20 wks
Amount: $716.85
Posted by: Marie St. Claire in Nashville, TN.Posted: May 14th, 2010 10:05AM
Covered by Insurance?: yesMedical Center: TN Maternal Fetal Med
Bill was $1822. Seriously outrageous - the OB/GYN global charge for csection is only slightly more and the US lasted 30 mins. Insurance waived $1,105 of the fee and I paid the rest.
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Amount: $0.00
Posted by: take a stand in Willows, CA.Posted: May 11th, 2010 10:05PM
Covered by Insurance?: Sort ofMedical Center: Glenn Medical
Belly ache - referred as the physician thought it was gall bladder. Facility looked like a WW1 bomb shelter resplendent with lime green lead paint. Bill= $600 for ultrasound, $225 to read it. insurance covered most of reading and $20 for the ultrasound and disallowed $40 on the bill - my tab- $540. For a procedure that took 30 minutes on a machine they probably bought used (many used ones sell for 5-10K). No wonder health care is so screwed up. I will negotiate for a max of $200 and refuse payment beyond that. Gov't analysis suggests price should be $125-200 for the procedure
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Enlarged uterus
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Retired Military Wife in Junction City, KS.Posted: April 29th, 2010 05:04PM
Covered by Insurance?: YesMedical Center: Geary Community Hospital
I received my claim summary today and was shocked with how much the hospital billed the insurance ($724.00). The allowed cost the insurance paid was $86.68 which I feel is what it should cost. It took no more than 30 minutes with a technician.
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