Cost of mammograms — when breast exams leave women with unexpected bills: CBS News

Cost of mammograms — when breast exams leave women with unexpected bills: CBS News

“More than 30 million women get mammograms a year. And while many thought they were free and preventative, they ended up with big bills,” Anna Werner, our partner, writes over at CBS News. “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides for free mammograms every one to two years for women aged 40 and over. But many […]

How much does a transvaginal ultrasound cost? She saved $155.01 by arguing over a bill

Filed Under: Costs, Patients

How much does a transvaginal ultrasound cost? She saved $155.01 by arguing over a bill

How much does a transvaginal ultrasound cost? We heard from a community member who successfully argued a bill from Florida Radiology Imaging for $312.13 It’s a good story of how a savvy person can make a clear point with an abundance of information. She sent in her prices with this comment: “These were done for […]

Ultrasound cost: Saving $1,205, or how people use our data

How do people use our data? Listen: “We recently spent much time trying to find the cost of a fairly routine thyroid ultrasound as we now have a high deductible insurance plan,” said the note to us. “It was extremely frustrating. Even Aetna could not give us expected costs or alternate locations for the test. […]

Our community loves us: Another testimonial

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: It’s great to hear from people who have used our information. Here’s one: “When my local hospital charged me $1,000 for a routine ulstrasound, Clearhealthcosts helped me find out how much I was being overcharged. The database is by far the simplest and clearest way to compare real healthcare prices in New York state […]

How much does a gall bladder removal cost? $1,111 or $13,975?

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How much does a gall bladder removal cost? $1,111 or $13,975?

(Updated 2022) A friend writes: “This year I underwent surgery to have my gall bladder removed.  As a recent retiree, I decided to pay a little more attention to both the services I received and their cost. I am fortunate to have great insurance that I receive through my last employer.  And I confess, that […]