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- Jul 18, 1998
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Was sent this, thought it was funny/sad
How accurate is it?
No it was a pediatricianJust paging you as you had an OBGYN review your case for authorization.
“MRIs and CT scans are very expensive” - is the answer I’ve heard most frequently.
For example, the average cost in the U.S. for an MRI scan was $1,119, compared to $811 in New Zealand, $215 in Australia and $181 in Spain. However, data showed that the 95th percentile in the price of this procedure in the U.S. was $3,031, meaning some people are paying nearly $3,000 more for a standard MRI scan in the U.S. than the average person in Australia and Spain.
The price they told me was about $650 for an MRI if I were to pay it. This would be for MRI with and without contrast.
A pediatrician is only slightly better than an OBGYN review. LOLNo it was a pediatrician
My insurance told my surgeon that the ALIF with marrow aspiration was considered experimental stem cell research despite the fact that the same insurance had approved the procedure for his other patients. When my surgeon tried to an appeal, the doctor they got to review my case and tell my surgeon (who is nationally known) was a pediatrician
Still pisses me off to think about it