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Unread 11-29-2006, 04:35 PM

Just curious about cost of procedures in different locations. I had a shock today after my urodynamic test - it was $1400!!!! It took less than 30 minutes! Now that's what I call profit. I sat down with the dr's office today and they said that the cost of the surgeon's (two)for a LAVH is around $5200. I'm also having a retrocele and a TOT and these aren't included in that price! This also doesn't include hospital, anesthesiologist and etc......... Luckily - my deductible has been met for the year (HA) and I'm currently awaiting to hear from my insurance on what THEY consider "usual and customary charges". I may be having another surgery for a heart attack when I get the bill!!!!!
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Unread 11-29-2006, 04:46 PM

Hopefully the bill won't be too awful bad. When my doc said my ins wanted the lap done first, I asked how much it would be just to get it done and over with. DH had already said he'd get another mortgage on the house if he knew that I'd be out of pain. She actually said that if things went well, it would be between 35 and 40 thousand. I can't imagine what it would be if there were any complications. Needless to say, I had the lap done. About 2 1/2 weeks afterward, she scheduled the TAH/BSO.

You may be able to work something out with the hospital after the ins is paid. Some type of a payment plan so it won't hurt so much at one time.

s, prayers, and I wish you all the luck in the world,
Unread 11-29-2006, 05:05 PM

For my surgery the hospital was $12,241. Anesthesia was $816. Doctor was $1850 and pathology was $300. Luckily, we have military insurance and didn't have to pay anything except a very minimal amount for the prescription I got for at home.
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Unread 11-29-2006, 05:13 PM

I just started a thread awhile ago called, "No wonder they all introduced themselves to me" So far and I KNOW it isnt the end my TAH has cost $12,093.92!!!!! I do not have good insurance and will be paying a lot of this. A lady in Texas said hers was $42,000
I had two bills for anestesia for $1,600 each, ok, two of them introduced themselves, today I get another one from the hospital for anestesia for $1,300. Holy bajeezies, is that the actual solution!!!!!
For all of you have the insurance to cover this, thank the good Lord!!!
I had know idea my uterus was worth so much, I should have asked for it back and sold it on E-Bay! Someone out there must need a used uterus!
Unread 11-29-2006, 06:10 PM

OMG!!! If you don't need an antidepressant before all of this - you soon will when you get your bill - Uh?

Thanks for the posts - just curious how my bills were stacking up across the board.
Unread 11-29-2006, 07:29 PM

I don't know yet. They are supposed to call me back. The surgery nurse listed it as outpatient but my ins calls it in patient and I'd rather it be that because then I get 90% coverage. The gal from the clinic mentioned my insurance breakpoint (the point at which 100% is covered) is 10K (which she thought was high) but she said "yours won't come anywhere near that." So, at least it doesn't sound as bad as what some of you are getting!!
Unread 11-29-2006, 07:56 PM

I just got my quote from my doc. I have no insurance and she is giving me a break on my surgery cost from her. She said normally a LAVH is $1480 and she is doing mine for $800
Unread 11-29-2006, 07:56 PM

I have a PPO so many times I don't see the bill...I just pay the copay going in and that's it. I did see the hospital bill for my atempted ablation (5 hrs outpaient) in August... it was $9600 but the PPO "discount" was to 4500 that they paid. Not sure on the others. I think the TVH will just be the $250 in patient copay for my insurance + any Rx I get after.
Unread 11-29-2006, 08:08 PM

This thread on Post-Op discusses this subject.

Here is the post I put on that thread. -->
I have gotten 10 bills so far totaling $43,165. My insurance company has paid these claims based on contractually agreed amounts which was $20,126. The amount that I had to pay was my co-pay which for a hospital stay is $100. I was in the hospital 3 days/2 nights and had 5 procedures done. Health care cost is just out of control. The one thing that irritates me about how my insurance paid is that they were billed $10,275. for the assistant surgeons, they paid that amount. My surgeon who did all the work billed $10,850. and was paid a mere $2,228. Now I met the assistant surgeons, they were 2 residents! Why on earth would they reduce my Doctors bill so much and pay the hospital Doctors 4-5 times more? This of course is a rhetorical question.

I do not know how people without insurance can afford hospital/medical care.
Unread 11-29-2006, 08:29 PM

Wow. Lots of variation. Crazy. Well, I figured, no matter what, I'm doing it. After all, they can harass you, but as long as you make regular payments, they canNOT send you to collections. I had a GI doctor try and make me pay my part after insurance before I had the procedure. Then under duress they agreed to payments at 16% interest! I dropped them like a hot potato and went immediately to a different GI doctor who would actually look me in the eye and didn't try to cut my arm off before I even had the darned procedure. it takes all kinds I guess.

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