How much does an X-ray of the spine cost? For this woman, $351.41

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

How much does an X-ray of the spine cost? For this woman, $351.41

(Updated 2022) It was a crazy expensive X-ray price, shared by a community member – a $415 charge for an X-ray of the spine, “Lumbosacral, Complete, W Oblique Views,” (CPT code 72110). The insurer paid $351.41, she told us. We have documented X-ray prices from $20 to $988, and we’re always interested in the topic […]

How much does an emergency room visit cost? Or how to successfully argue a bill

How much does an emergency room visit cost? Or how to successfully argue a bill

His kid was treated at the emergency room at Children’s Medical Center – Plano, Tex., he told us when he shared his experience on our website. The charge was $1,770; insurance paid nothing, and he was asked to pay $1,501.24. His remark: ‘Waited six hours. Very expensive treatment for a kid’s tummyache.” I asked him […]

How much does an X-ray cost? $50. Flat rate prices, posted online.

Filed Under: Costs, Patients

Summary: How much does an X-ray cost? $50. How much does a CT scan without contrast cost? $400. An Indianapolis company, Northwest Radiology, has joined the increasing number of providers posting prices with a flat-rate pricing plan. Not all of the prices are rock-bottom-low, given what we know of the marketplace, but the transparency is […]

Most common medical procedures: arthroscopy, CT scan

Filed Under: Costs, Patients

Summary: What are the most common surgical procedures and imaging procedures? Well, it’s not exactly what you’d think. We like data, facts and figures, so when North Carolina posted price information recently, it wasn’t just the prices we were interested in. CLICK HERE FOR PRICES     Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO […]