Mri scan cost without insurance

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Avatar n tn An ultrasound and an uptake scan are different tests. :o) Didn't know FNA's were so expensive though...ouch.
1218873 tn?1300091216 hi they charged my insurance over $10,000 for the mri I also take lyrica and I have a $ 40 copay for a month supply
Avatar n tn r u in wd causing ur head to throb?
Avatar m tn I just had my first abdominal MRI last week. No results back yet. I had just been getting ultrasounds every 6 mon. up until this point. After listening to a talk from the Liver Meeting about alternating with other methods, I suggested it to my doctor. He was fine with it as long as the insurance would cover it.
567677 tn?1246767776 One more thought about the cost - did they give you a price for the MRI test? See if you can get that negotiated rate like they do with the big insurance companies. I'm with Anthem and it seems to me they only pay about 20-25% of the rate that is billed for my MRI's. It would be great if you could get this worked out too.
1036535 tn?1278502599 Looking at the EOB from insurance they repeatedly charged me for something that cost $89.72. The only thing I got more several times was Pepsi, and I know an 8 oz. can doesn't cost that much ;) I can't believe the stupid insurance company paid this right away, but haven't paid other, more legitimate things without a fight!
148987 tn?1287805926 I just had a cat scan on my I did not have during my HCV treatment.... for $75 What's the problem ?
Avatar n tn If the insurance companies were not in the loop, then the cost would probably be cheaper. A few years ago I had to have an h.pylori test. I had it done through my mother's doctor, who goes by "insurance" cost instead of "real" cost. The test cost over $300, even though I was paying with cash and not actually going through an insurance company.
542504 tn?1215499883 Being in the US, you could always go to an emergency room for your illness, even without insurance. They would probably do a scan because of the symptoms you have. You are waiting on health insurance to kick in, right? How long will that be?
1831849 tn?1383228392 Most of us are at the mercy of docs and insurance companies when it comes to our treatment. We are often asked to undergo treatment or tests without knowing much about the cost to us. My Tysabri infusions are billed to the insurance company @$6,000 each. I couldn't get an info on MY cost before I started getting them in November. I started them anyway. My out of pocket for the 4 infusions to date is less than $600, my annual out of network deductible.
Avatar m tn I had an MRI of the brain back in May, to investigate various cognitive / neurological problems I've been experiencing since the start of 2009 (mild confusion, memory problems, muscle twitching, etc). This came back normal (I have neither copies of the scans , nor the radiographers report - just a letter from neurologist saying all findings were normal).
Avatar m tn Hello, I have done everything I can to get insurance, but my jobs don't last long enough to get it and I have a pre-existing condition (BiPolar Disorder). I know that I'm hyperthyroid because I've had blood tests that test for lithium at the State Psych Clinic. However, even though I can see a doctor for $70 plus $150 billed, they will refer me to an Endocrinologist and I'm worried that I'll be billed forever just to get a scan done and whatever tests are needed.
Avatar f tn i agree with the others, get insurance first, as it can get very expensive. An MRI alone is over $1,000. I had an ultrasound done to r/o cardiac problems and my share was over $800. Then, because you want insurance first, our medications are VERY expensive and some run in the thousands per month. Not trying to discourage you but you've gotten some good advice above, just don't expect to walk in and out of testing with a diagnosis!
1753162 tn?1317278184 I hate how the insurance companies dictate what the doctor orders. It can and does happen this way and I see it personally not only through testing but getting the medication that works best for my fatigue. I've been on Provigil for three years and has made a huge difference in regards to fatigue. Now, the insurance company decides that they won't cover it. I haven't found anything that works as well as the Provigil.
Avatar f tn I did not receive sedatives or any other service of any kind. Upon my arrival, I was informed that without insurance it would have cost $9,400, but they will only charge my insurance $6,800 (of which I owe 10% out of pocket). Does this sound right? It seems high to me, but I don’t know.
Avatar m tn did they order a follow up with an MRI ? this usually gives a better picture on what it is. I can tell you that most lesions on the liver are hemangiomas which are benign and nothing to worry about.
Avatar m tn At least I think it was helpful ... I had severe neuro symptoms and the SPECT scan showed the dr the extent of brain involvement, though I do not know how that guided the dr's treatment decisions, since I was relatively positive on the blood tests. It's a fair question to ask the dr -- 'Why is this helpful to you?' I had great insurance at the time, so cost wasn't a problem, but I recall it was pretty expensive.
Avatar f tn The total out-of-pocket wihout insurance would be $2400 a year. With insurance it would be $1900 a year. So now the total cost of medical care with United catastrophic insurance is $6300 and uninsured out-of-pocket cost is $3600. The costs of outpatient procedures and other things are generally comparable to that and I'm not going to bother doing the math on them as I'm not familiar with the costs there.
Avatar f tn I am scheduled for a brain MRI on Tuesday, July 1. This will be my fourth brain MRI. I had a cervical MRI with my first brain MRI, but have never had a spine MRI. For the past 5 days, I've had some fairly bad leg pain. It seems to get worse when I sit in a chair or even when my leg is propped up. It feels better when I am standing, but still doesn't completely go away.
798555 tn?1292787551 Its lingering symptoms can place certain limitations on types of career / jobs too. Being on the wrong type of thyroid meds cost you and insurance a lot - you keep going back to the doctor. Just the 'surprise' change in Armour and Nature Thyroid formulations alone easily cost individuals, insurance, and employers MILLIONS of dollars last year. In my case, If I added it up from misdiagnoses 20 yrs ago to now, its a lot! And just where do you draw the line?
765439 tn?1292960414 Well, in my mind, if there is medical reason to get the CT, it would be the same medical reason to get the MRI, and if there is a medical reason, chances are that authorization would be granted. What is it with insurance companies anyhow, geez. Doctors should make the decisions.