How much does a breast biopsy cost, $1,000 or $2,342? She saved $1,842

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How much does a breast biopsy cost, $1,000 or $2,342? She saved $1,842

A community member shared this: PROCEDURE: 77031 Stereotact guide for brst bx PRICES: CHARGED: 1000.0 INSURED: 500.0 PAID: 500.0 REPORT DATE: 2019-03-01 SHARE DATE: 2019-03-01 22:54:27 UTC HOSPITAL: Houston Medical Imaging INSURER: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas OTHER INSURER: An employer INPUT BY: xxxxx PHONE: xxxx NOTES: MD Anderson Breast Care with Memorial Hermann […]

How much does platelet rich plasma cost? $400 or $5,000?

How much does platelet rich plasma cost? $400 or $5,000?

A friend writes: Re shopping for procedure costs, I have learned that one the hard way. I have a torn rotator cuff, which I went to Hospital for Special Surgery to have repaired. The surgeon insisted that, prior to surgery, he required that I get an “experimental” shot into my shoulder. He explained they take […]

How much does IVIG (IV Immunoglobulin) cost? Or, no wonder healthcare is so expensive: Morgan Gleason

How much does IVIG (IV Immunoglobulin) cost? Or, no wonder healthcare is so expensive: Morgan Gleason

By Morgan Gleason I am thinking that we might really need to just burn the healthcare system to the ground and completely start over. Although I am pretty experienced with healthcare, the financial piece is one that I haven’t really been as involved in since I am still on my parents’ insurance and they pay […]

Hello again, WNYC! Let’s talk about getting the best prescription prices!

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Hello again, WNYC! Let’s talk about getting the best prescription prices!

Our CEO, Jeanne Pinder, was interviewed by Brian Lehrer, the popular talk show host, at WNYC public radio on Thursday, Feb. 28. They talked about tips to get the best prices on your medications. Listen to it here: “10 Minute Explainer: How to Get the Best Price on Your Prescription Drugs,” Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC […]

That’s a lot of scratch, or the $48,329 allergy test: Kaiser Health News

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That’s a lot of scratch, or the $48,329 allergy test: Kaiser Health News

“Janet Winston had a rash that wouldn’t go away,” Barbara Feder Ostrov writes over at Kaiser Health News. “The English professor from Eureka, Calif., always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This time, however, the antifungal cream she was prescribed to treat her persistent rash seemed to make things worse. Was […]

How much does a breast ultrasound cost, $95.81 or $800? A breast biopsy, $700 or $2,500?

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How much does a breast ultrasound cost, $95.81 or $800? A breast biopsy, $700 or $2,500?

A commenter over on my TED talk page wanted me to know how easy it is for people to find out prices in advance — in short, saying that anybody who wants a price will have no trouble finding it. At about the same time, this arrived in my inbox, so I asked the writer […]

Our CEO’s TED talk is live at TED.com

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Our CEO’s TED talk is live at TED.com

Our CEO, Jeanne Pinder, gave a TED talk at the TED residency in the autumn of 2019 that is a hit on TED.com Pinder was part of a residency class of 21 changemakers who all gave talks in December. Pinder’s talk was featured on the front page of TED.com from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22. […]

Join our Patreon community

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Join our Patreon community

Join our community at Patreon! We’ve launched a Patreon crowdfunding page. Our supporters join our community by giving us regular subscription-type support on an ongoing basis, and receive rewards — like patron-only events and our newsletter. Also, our supporters get the satisfaction of helping us flourish and help people — and work to change the system. […]