How much does a vasectomy cost? One man paid $2,350.09. We’ve seen a wide range of prices, but this was definitely on the high side.
The vasectomy price figures were reported in an anonymous share from our interactive software. The man who sent in the data did include his explanation of benefits, which we show here.
He wrote: “Billed: 5557.57; Allowed: 3,056.66; Deductible: 1,983.14; Insurance Paid: 966.17, Coinsurance: 107.35.” So he paid $2,350.09.
He was charged two times for surgical pathology on the same day, at a member rate of $129.80. (We couldn’t ask why, because he didn’t leave his name.) The total sticker price was $6,029.57, member rate $3,316.26, of which insurance paid $966.17.
This is a pretty pricey vasectomy. He had his in Round Rock, Texas, where we don’t have significant data. If he’d been in New York, the price range for a cash vasectomy is from $734 to $4,919, according to our research. We have seen prices as low as $300 and as high as $17,000.
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded ClearHealthCosts.
She was previously a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism. ClearHealthCosts has won grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York; the International Women’s Media Foundation; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with KQED public radio in San Francisco and KPCC in Los Angeles; the Lenfest Foundation in Philadelphia for a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer; and the New York State Health Foundation for a partnership with WNYC public radio/Gothamist in New York; and other honors.
Her TED talk about fixing health costs has surpassed 2 million views.