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<p>I am having a fetal anatomy scan/ultrasound in two days at almost 20 wks. I am just wondering if anyone has had one recently and if they know about how much the fee was? I'm thinking our insurance won't cover it and I forgot to ask how much it was when the appt. was made. Thanks!</p>
 

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<p>Ours was 150 and I was shocked to find out our insurance actually paid out 120.  I was expecting nothing, since usually they're good for nothing.  It's worth a try to put in a claim.</p>
 

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<p>Mine was apparetnly $360, but insurance said heck no too expensive, so after the adjustments it's $202 and I get to pay that since I have a high deductible plan.</p>
 

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<p>I tried to look mine up, but BCBS doesn't like me today. @@</p>
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<p>I can't imagine why an insurance company would deny the claim.  The 20wk u/s is considered a pretty routine test.  Unless your policy excludes maternity, I don't know why it wouldn't be covered (minus whatever copays and deductible you have).</p>
 

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<p>Between $180=$256 according to the paperwork I have. You should tell them your insurance doesn't always pay for things and ask if they have any experience coding it so it will go through more smoothly.</p>
 

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<p>Mine was $399, but insurance covered about half. We have to pay $212. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>J's Mombee</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282609/how-much-was-your-fetal-ultrasound#post_16083168"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I had my 20 week U/S today & I saw $595.  Are U/S's more expensive for multiples?  I am pg w/ twins</p>
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IME, yes, they are more expensive. Assume it is bc they are longer than a singleton US, but there might just be a multiple charge bc healthcare works like that :p Someone mentioned to me that my insurance might start throwing a hissy fit bc of the multiples, but I haven't seen it yet (ours is reeeeaaally slow to bill) and I don't see how they could do that, yk?</p>
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<p>ETA: OP, agree w/ pp that if you have maternity coverage, I don't see how they could decline the anatomy scan as long as you have it done at a covered facility. It is generally considered a standard practice (tho, that certainly doesn't mean they'll cover the whole thing, obviously) I'd call them and check if you are worried.</p>
 

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<p>Wow!  Every time I read a thread about US medical costs, I have a renewed appreciation for the universal medicare system we have in Canada.  Now, I recognize that my taxes are substantially more (we lose about 40%+ of each pay cheque), but I was out of pocket $10.50 for 20w ultrasound.  None of the costs were associated with the ultrasound itself.  We opted to pay $3 for a photo and parking was $7.50.  What I can't believe is the variation in costs above.  That is just crazy.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>gumshoegirl007</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282609/how-much-was-your-fetal-ultrasound#post_16085919"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Wow!  Every time I read a thread about US medical costs, I have a renewed appreciation for the universal medicare system we have in Canada.  Now, I recognize that my taxes are substantially more (we lose about 40%+ of each pay cheque), but I was out of pocket $10.50 for 20w ultrasound.  None of the costs were associated with the ultrasound itself.  We opted to pay $3 for a photo and parking was $7.50.  What I can't believe is the variation in costs above.  That is just crazy.</p>
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<br><br><p>Our pics were $11.30 ($10 + 13% sales tax here in NB)...but we lucked into a parking meter with 2 hours left on it<img alt="thumb.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif">  </p>
 

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<p>(our pics were free and so was parking!!)</p>
<p>sorry OP! </p>
 

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<p>I just went through a bunch of detective work to answer this question for myself. My doctor had me scheduled for a level II, 20-week ultrasound at a specialist center. I ended up canceling because it turned out it would have cost close to $1000, and my insurance wouldn't cover it. The way I figured this out for sure was by asking the medical center for the billing and diagnosis codes that had been used when my doctor ordered the ultrasound. I then called the insurance claims department to verify. It wasn't a big deal to get the necessary information from the medical center.</p>
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<p>In my case, it wasn't covered because the doctor had not established "medical necessity" and I had already had my allotted one ultrasound per pregnancy (call your insurance and they'll tell you how many you get--beyond that one, my insurance will only cover if it is deemed "medically necessary"). So instead, we are opting for the lower-resolution in-office ultrasound. I'm going to ask my doctor to try to bill it in such a way that they'll cover it, but if not, the fee is around $250.</p>
 
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