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money and surgery

terror8396tterror8396 Posts: 1,832
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Chronic Pain
my hospital bill for 3 and a half days for fusion-$130,000. must be the stool softeners, my bath and the t.v. in my room. it sure wasn't from the nurses' care. thank god i have insurance where it pays 100% after a certain amount charged. i almost went back for a heart attack when i saw the bill
jon
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
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  • Can't remember what total bill was but just my pharmacy bill for 3 days was 18k. It wasn't like I was on any "new" drugs. And Paul, as far as I know, the docs always bill seperately. As well as anesthesia-ologists or anyone else with a title that walks within 10 feet of you.
  • That was for the surgery and the hospital stay....RIGHT?? I know after working in a hospital for several years that they can bill separately. You know the drill, hospital stay, doc's bill, anesthesiologist's bill, some times labs are outted and so you will get ANOTHER bill for that....etc. So was that for everything of just basically the room and EXCELLENT nursing care ;) ? If it was just the room, I hope you had solid gold water pitchers and satalite tv with EVERY movie channel as well as 24 hour access to the kitchen, private cheif and permanent waiter in your room to wipe your chin and your A**!!!!
    It's ridiculous what they charge these days for ANYTHING, gas, food, cars, MEDICAL CARE!!
    Take Care,
    Beth
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  • I received an itemized statement from the hospital and was pretty amazed by some of the charges. I only had a C4/5 fusion and the hardward and 4 scews were $10,000!!!
  • hospital room only
    not dr or anything else
    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • My bill so far is about that much, but I still have to get the bills from the 2 docs and radiology and anethesia~
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  • Interesting the cost. I had mine submitted as a non-insured and the hospital stay for 3 1/2 days with pharmacy, OT,PT and use of surg and anthesia was only 38K! Now I am awaiting professional fees. I figured out the door for all associated costs would run between 110K and 140K. The reduction for Non-insured was as much as 40% on some charges. :jawdrop:







  • My NS nurse gave me a copy of the orders- the fees they are charging just for the hardware and my NS is $58,000 (that includes follow up visits).

    Hospital Stay and all that jaz I figured we can be up to $250,000 very easily. I will need to pay $1,000 for hospital stay and Insurance (when approved) will pay the rest.

    Julie
  • that is amazing! I have a $500 deductible and then my insurance kicks in and pays 90%. Last year my plan paid $100 but we have group insurance and a few big big claims bumped it up for everyone. Then there are the $15 copays for EVERYTHING, even PT which can get outrageously expensive!!!
  • i'm glad i have ppo insurance and not hmo. we have kaiser as an alternative plan which is was on once, all they did for me is give me back exercises. would not even give me an mri when i requested one for reoccuring pain. i have had ppo for 20 years now and i can get anything and anyone i want to without referrals. and as i mentioned before, after reaching a certain amount on my bill, they pay 100%. the hospital wanted $5000 up front and i explained this fact and that i would not pay the 5K. what would they do turn me down? i don't think so. i pitty da fools who have hmo's. some people like them but i don't at all and never will at all ever. when i retire, my wife will still have ppo which she will put me on so i won't need to use medi care
    jon ;)
    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • A fool with HMO.I don't need referrals for in-network docs,MRI CT Scan,etc.The ins covers 100% of surgery,hosp.stay,blah blah
    The fool does not pay $5,000 and wait for insurance to kick in
    The fool insurance costs $120 a month(fool and fool's wife).
    Did I mention,the fool uses on of the best med.centers in da country.So,please,spare me your pity.
    Hope you are having a nice day!
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