• Ultra sound, after a mammogram.

    Asked by JeanB on Friday, September 4, 2015

    Ultra sound, after a mammogram.

    Hi WhatNexters. I have a question I'm asking for a friend. She has a 3000 deductible on her insurance. She recently had her exams done, pap, colonoscopy, and mammogram. She got a call back from the doctor stating that he wants her to have an ultra sound because of something he saw in the mammogram. She doesn't have the money to pay for this and her insurance won't until she makes the deductible. My question is, what would be your recommendations for my friend to get the ultra sound done?? Is there any angency we could call that could help fund this??? TIA

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    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Ask the doctor.

      Seriously.

      Some trials (are the same as what would be offered to her outside of the trials) pay for all the expenses.

      Then there is Go Fund Me & Indiegogo if you can make the story interesting and can upload a video.

      You can call the ACA,, I can't see why there wouldn't be a charity to help with this. or she can sign an IOU.

      Maybe she could show the mammogram to a different doc? A second opinion as it were.

      I can't see why there isn't some charitable organization or other heck bent on cancer prevention or screening.

      about 6 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      If she has insurance, she won't qualify for help. If she needs help with the deductible, her hospital will probably make payment plans for her. This is something that needs to be taken into consideration when obtaining medical insurance. You either need to pay more monthly (premium) or the deductible will be high and you will need to pay when you need treatment. This is called a high deductible health plan. I have this. In exchange for the high deductible, the monthly premium isn't too bad. It's kind of the same as with car insurance, you pay more for a lower deductible.

      about 6 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Big question here is has she had cancer? If she hasn't had cancer the American Cancer Association and LIVESTRONG may be out. However some of the more specific women's health groups may be more willing to help. My next question is why has she had so many tests done. How old is she. The colonoscopy is a costly test that is only recommended every five years, unless there is something otherwise suspicious, Another thing how close is she to reaching her deductible. It seems to me that if she has had all these tests that she should be really close to that deductible even to the point that they might pay for part of the ultra-sound. I assume that she has already talked with the group who will be doing the imaging about monthly payments.
      My congregation raised $40,000 for a young man to go out of state for a clinical trial. If she is a member perhaps she can get help from her church.

      about 6 years ago
    • Janetspringer's Avatar
      Janetspringer

      I do understand the cost, but don't put off the ultra sound too long. I had a suspicious spot that turned out to be precancerous. I did pay part of my bill in a few payments.

      about 6 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I know it's rough, but it has to happen. Get that test done and go on payment plans. We had to do that for both my cancer and my son's accident. Send $25 a month until it's paid for. She can ask the center for discounts and other things, like financial aid, if they quality. And if it is cancer, they will be paying that $3,000 very quickly. All these doctors, surgeons, and other people will be on payment plans too. We need better healthcare in this country. We shouldn't have to make a choice of a doctor appointment or food on the table.

      about 6 years ago

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