So on my first doctor visit I was kept waiting for an hour and 40 minutes before the doctor saw me, then the doctor spent all of 10 minutes with me. She did a transvaginal US to determine my due date that took about 3.5 of those minutes. I am being charged 746.00 dollars for that.
Is that a normal price for those things? The visit was 425 and the us was 321. I never ever ever go see a doctor (literally) and I just feel like that was the most expensive 10 minutes of my life!
I had a transvag in a hospital while travelling possible m/c...it was no where near that...
8 might be enough?
Or maybe 9 will be?
EDD September 18, 2015
Sat in waiting room for an hour. Called by nurse who took my weight, height and bp. Sat in exam room (alone) for 45 minutes. Doctor came in. Asked if I had other kids, if I was having any morning sickness, when my LMP was. She then asked me to disrobe and stepped out, came back, stuck the old prober in, wiggled it around and said "There's the baby. There's the heartbeat. You're 9 weeks." Then she handed me a packet and that was it. She couldn't have ordeded charts from another doctore because there is no other doctor.
And we do have insurance but I still feel like this is high! Basically, we don't pay for this but it comes out of our HRA. All other visits are covered 100% but not another us. So that kind of bugs me because we really wanted to find out the sex.
I mean, are they billing it by how many minutes I was in the office? :
FWIW, your bill seems really high to me.
ETA: not in your DDC...just popped in when I saw the title!
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Seeing scary prices like that for one visit make me even more happy I am doing a UP/UC this time around!
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AP, Homeschooling, Part-Time working mom with 3 rambunctious boys all born with love at home. (04 & 08 & 12).
She was very understanding though and said it was really high. The doctor had just "followed standard procedure" though. She said I should write a letter documenting what her (the billing lady) and I just spoke about and also include the EOB from my insurance and then the medical group manager can reduce my rates. She didn't know how much so we'll see.
Oh yeah AND I called the actual ultrasound place (where I'm supposed to go for my 18 week us) and they said that their charge for a us is 275. So it seemed a little ridiculous that the 3.5 minute us done by a doctor on a small machine cost MORE than an hour long us done by a sonogram tech . . . anyway that's just me! I will let you guys know if and when the rates are reduced.
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