How much does childbirth and delivery cost? For her, it was $3,318.18. And the baby paid $2,780.56.

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How much does childbirth and delivery cost? For her, it was $3,318.18. And the baby paid $2,780.56.

How much does childbirth and delivery cost? One community member reported paying $2,418.38 for antepartum care, vaginal delivery and postpartum care, and $899.80 for the hospital part of the experience. I asked for more details 1. This was the entire bill for antepartum, delivery and postpartum care? Also, did they ask for installments before, or […]

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 […]

The price of childbirth: If you don’t pay our global billing deposit, we won’t treat you

The price of childbirth: If you don’t pay our global billing deposit, we won’t treat you

A friend writes: Here is my situation. I have a high deductible health plan with Cigna that doesn’t pick up until I meet the deductible. That deductible in any year is $3,000. Right now none of my prenatal care is covered because I have not met my deductible. It’s all out of pocket but everything […]

Our hospital pricing database: Data posted by providers, in convenient form

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Summary:  How much does childbirth  cost? How much does an MRI cost? Gall bladder surgery, arthroscopy? We are asked that question a lot, and so we built a  database of cash or self-pay hospital prices that were posted by providers online. While we’ve been collecting pricing for modest “shoppable” procedures since our founding in early 2011 […]

Cost Drivers: Arthritis, prevention, childbirth, surgical complications

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A new study from Truven, the health analytics company, says there are a few main causes of increasing health spending. “The study examined medical claims data for over 8 million commercially insured individuals under the age of 65 from 2006 to 2011, including those covered by large employers who are self-insured. It found that during […]

How much does having a baby cost in the U.S.? Medscape reports

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  “The study found that among women and newborns with employer-provided commercial health insurance, average total charges for care with vaginal and cesarean births were $32,093 and $51,125, respectively. Average total Commercial insurer payments for all maternal and newborn care with vaginal and cesarean childbirths were $18,329 and $27,866, respectively. In Medicaid, average total maternal […]

Most common? Transfusions, childbirth, circumcision.

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  What are the most common medical procedures? We are interested in knowing, so we did some research. Blood transfusion, it turns out, and childbirth. Oh, and circumcision. According to a list of the top 10 procedures billed to Medicare in U.S. hospitals in 2003, excluding pregnancy and childbirth, as published by the Agency for […]