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Old 12-24-2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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X ray cost to me: $24.54

I never know how much a chest X-ray costs. A recent trip to imaging facility has the below numbers from EOB:

Amount billed: $158.00
Network saving: $133.46
Amount you owe: $24.54

So, insurance negotiated price of X-ray is $24.54? I have a high deductible plan and have not met the deductible yet. So, I will pay that $24.54. Still low cost for X-ray, it seems.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:45 AM   #2
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I never know how much a chest X-ray costs. A recent trip to imaging facility has the below numbers from EOB:

Amount billed: $158.00
Network saving: $133.46
Amount you owe: $24.54

So, insurance negotiated price of X-ray is $24.54? I have a high deductible plan and have not met the deductible yet. So, I will pay that $24.54. Still low cost for X-ray, it seems.
There is a possibility you may also get a (probably small) bill from the radiologist who read the X-ray.
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:41 AM   #3
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About normal. A recent ER visit, the hospital bill for the facility was over $ 6k, insurrance paid $ 2100. This was the facility charge , 10 hours of observation. All the other bills are still pending.
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My megacorp used to pay area hospitals and doctor organizations a set annual fee that guaranteed a certain number of patients and services in the tri state area. It was negotiated yearly, with rights to reopen. It kept costs down for years.
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Whatever they charge is "funny money". If you check street price via https://radiologyassist.com/ it's ~$25
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Checking my local prices on radiologyassist.com, I get an average of $41 for a chest x-ray with 2 views. Last month DW was in emergency room. Among other things, she had a chest x-ray with 2 views. The billed rate was $719. Medicare paid $50.62 and we paid $12.91 for a total of $63.53 Not bad for emergency room stuff I think. I cannot imagine someone with a bit of money not having some form of insurance to negotiate lower prices for them.
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Just be aware that if you get xrays, ultrasound or Cat scans in a hospital, expect an additional bill from a radiologist doctor you never saw. This is pretty common practice. If you go to a location outside of a hospital, they don't have any additional doctors looking at your lab work and it gets sent to your doctor. I learned this the hard way.
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Just be aware that if you get xrays, ultrasound or Cat scans in a hospital, expect an additional bill from a radiologist doctor you never saw. This is pretty common practice. If you go to a location outside of a hospital, they don't have any additional doctors looking at your lab work and it gets sent to your doctor. I learned this the hard way.
A radiologist always looks at the image and gives an evaluation. Whether you get billed separately depends.
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A radiologist always looks at the image and gives an evaluation. Whether you get billed separately depends.


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