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Old 06-03-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Has anyone had one of these recently on their head in the emergency room? How much did it cost you before insurance?
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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About 1000 dollars.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Good grief, I've had two recent scans on the abdomen at two different hospitals. One came in around $2,000 and the other at $6,000. I was flabbergasted at the difference. They can pretty much charge whatever they want. If you don't have insurance, they will give a cash discount.

If you really want to know, call the hospital's financial department and they can tell you.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I had a ravaging migraine couple weeks back; ended up at the ER. Since it was THE worst one I've ever had, they ended up giving me an IV, oxygen and a CT scan.
I have no insurance and got my bill yesterday.................$4800.00
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:50 AM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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As many of you have noticed, CT scans are very expensive...even going to the ER can get enormously expensive. Unless it's something life threatening...or somethat that could be a stroke, aneurysm, heart attack, it's better to be very selective about what you allow them to do. In the "good old days", doctors did not have CT scans. A doc I work with is able to diagnose and treat without ordering all the fancy tests, scans, etc. He is about to retire, so we are losing a good doc with a built in CAT scan
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: All around the world.....
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"CT" (costly tests)
they are truly expensive, but also a shortcut to show things that may be going on before it's too
late, like clots and tumors and such, excellent for detecting dangerous illnesses causing them to be nipped in the bud" before they are malignant
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