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    We have gotten a few emails asking what the expected cost might be for certain procedures.

    Asked by WhatNextEmails on Monday, March 19, 2018

    We have gotten a few emails asking what the expected cost might be for certain procedures.

    We know this will vary from facility to facility, and if you're paying cash or you have insurance. That being said, please list what kind of procedure you have had and the approximate cost you were billed. Thanks for your participating in this little survey, it will give some folks a little better idea about how much some things might cost.

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      The full cost (without insurance discount) of my quarterly appointments with my medical oncologist is $527 per appointment. Before I meet my deductible I pay $222.99. That includes blood work in addition to the appointment itself.

      The full cost of the PET scan I had last year was $4519, of which I paid $926.69.

      My claims info from active treatment in 2014 is too old to appear on my online record, but without digging out my hardcopy statements to check, I vaguely remember that my A/C infusions plus IV pre-meds cost about $2K per session and my Neulasta shots cost about $5K apiece. My cost was zero because I had already met both my deductible and out-of-pocket costs from my diagnostic tests and lumpectomy.

      6 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      To show you how wildly the price will fluctuate, a simple chest X-ray at my local facility is $200.00, while at a major University Medical Center that I go to, that same X-ray is $50.00 and I would much rather go to the larger facility. Even if it's over 2 hours away.

      6 months ago
    • biga17133's Avatar
      biga17133

      Well seeing how im looking at it right now i'll list some of the ones on my bill..

      1.Hc complete blood count with diff----- $209.00 x's 2
      2.Hc comp Metabolic panel GFR--------- $377.15 x's 2
      3.Hc Tsh ----------- $288.20 x's 2

      Total $ 1,748.30

      1. Hc Pembrolizumab 100 mg $31,175.50 x's 2
      2. Hc Diphenhydramine HCL 50MG/ML vial $20.00 x's 2
      3. Hc Zoledronic Acid 4MG/5ML Zometa $232.50 x's 4.

      Total $62.623.50

      1.Hc Chemo IV Infusion 1st hr $ 943.95 x's 2

      Total $1,887.90

      TOTAL Charges . $66,384.95

      MY Insurance Paid $59,869.87
      My cost out of pocket $6,525.08

      This was just for 2 treatments of chemo I could go on with other Bills but this the every 6 week bill ,the other bills are for check ups MRI, PETS, CT Doctor visits bills which can very depending on who i'm seeing..

      now my Pills are free sense i too have met my deductible and out-of-pocket costs,thank god,,lol still taking a bath by myself biga17133

      6 months ago
    • WoodsRLovely's Avatar
      WoodsRLovely

      For my PET scan, the list price was $90,000 and insurance paid about $45,000 - we were not charged. For my Brentuximab infusions (which by the way did not work) the cost was $68,000 PER infusion. I mean, really? Seriously? There is something so wrong with all of this...my insurance picked it up luckily. But my husband lost his job and now we need to pay for COBRA and the monthly cost is $1700 to get the same level of coverage as before. We need this type of insurance since I will be in treatment for the next several months and need to do a stem cell transplant. I freelance and can still work luckily...but it's difficult to work on the days of infusions, of course. As if cancer wasn't bad enough, right?

      6 months ago

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