How much does a CT scan cost? $267, or $1,497, or $8,010?

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How much does a CT scan cost? $267, or $1,497, or $8,010?

(Updated 2022) There should be a law against this. This person had a CT scan and was charged a hefty fee. What does a CT scan cost? Well, $267 or $1,497, or $8,010? Look here and here and here on our blog. To find out what stuff costs in advance, look at this blog post: […]

How much does a CT scan cost? He saved $2,010 by arguing.

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How much does a CT scan cost? He saved $2,010 by arguing.

(Updated 2022) Three people shared information here recently on CT scan costs. One was in Montana, for a  CT scan of abdomen and pelvis  that was charged at $2,956, when insurance paid $295.60 and the person paid $2,660.40. One-word comment: “Robbery.” (The Current Procedural Terminology or CPT code was 74176, scan without dye.) A second […]

How much does a CT scan cost — $340 or $1,800? She saved $1,460.

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How much does a CT scan cost — $340 or $1,800? She saved $1,460.

(Updated 2022) A friend writes: “I have had a pain in my lower abdomen since I felt like I tore a muscle after lifting heavy boxes. “I was referred to hernia doctors and other orthopedic surgeons who said I didn’t have a hernia. Nevertheless, the pain persisted. I finally found an expert in muscle tears […]

Labor and delivery tops the spending list, followed by CT scans, then MRI’s

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Wondering what health plans spend their money on? Here’s a list from a Dallas company called Compass Professional Health, which analyzes bills for employers. Here’s the list of top claims categories by dollar value. I find it amazing that CT scans, MRI’s, and endoscopy-colonoscopy procedures eclipse orthopedic surgery, heart surgery and gynecological surgery.