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Old 11-16-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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Re: Is this charge fair? (dr office)

I am sorry that happened to you mama!

Honestly based on my experience, you did have a surgery. I know it doesn't sound like it should be, but the hospital bills me for a surgery every time I have my port flushed. This is essentially a blood draw only from a device that makes it EASIER to get blood! The whole "procedure" takes about as long as a standard blood draw. It stinks. I KNOW it stinks but considering that you are going to an after hours clinic and such, it actually sounds like you are getting the good end of the stick. My port flush is about $400-$600 when I don't have insurance. With insurance, it is closer to $400 because we have stinky insurance till we hit our deductible.
Jennifer (39) - Wife since 12/2003 with 5 children - 3 waiting for me in heaven , and 2 delighting me everyday ! Lymphoma survivor and mother to baby born post pelvic radiation!
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