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What is the average cost to have a microdiscectomy w/o insurance?

What is the average cost to have a microdiscectomy w/o insurance?

???: Unfortunately there are no set fees that surgeons charge for their services. The price will vary from region to region. The patient's portion of the charge will depend on the type of policy that he/she may have. There are some practices that require the patient to pay cash and he/she must then bill the on insurance company. Remember your insurance is a contract between you and the insurance co. ...Read more

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Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more


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Where do you seek cbt? Do you need referrals? Is it covered by insurance? And what's an average duration of therapy - weeks or months? I know varies.

Where do you seek cbt? Do you need referrals? Is it covered by insurance? And what's an average duration of therapy - weeks or months? I know varies.

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is most often provided by psychologists and other licensed psychotherapists -- although some psychiatrists do also. Whether or not you need a referral for reimbursed care depends on your specific insurance plan. Some policies severely limit access to mental health providers, or do not cover this area at all. The average duration depends on the problem (s) you have. ...Read more

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On average, how much is dental insurance per month?

On average, how much is dental insurance per month?

Consider cost...: When looking for an individual dental plan, please consider cost of buying the policy vs cost of treatment without insurance. Because premiums are based on location and utilization, sometimes it doesn't make sense to have the insurance. Pricing on insurance policies will vary so do your research and read the fine print. ...Read more

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I would like to undergo liposuction on belly and thighs. Average price for NY/NJ area? Am I required to have health insurance?

I would like to undergo liposuction on belly and thighs. Average price for NY/NJ area? Am I required to have health insurance?

Liposuction: Please contact a few doctors who do this procedure in NY/NJ and ask them. Also ask for contact info on some former patients to get input from them. Insurance is not a requirement and unlikely to pay anyway unless the procedure is determined to be medically necessary. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to visit gyn without insurance? Maybe including internal exam and ultrasound. I know it varies. Please tell me average.

It depends: It depends on the doctor/facility you attend. It may be several hundred dollars if you are self pay. If you have no insurance and low income you may visit a 'federally qualified' community health center. They use a sliding scale fee and depending on your income it may be free or very low cost and the care is usually excellent. Also, plan parenthood offer cancer screenings (pap) at very low cost. ...Read more

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How much would 2g of rocephin (ceftriaxone) for 42days cost on average without health insurance?

How much would 2g of rocephin (ceftriaxone) for 42days cost on average without health insurance?

Proper treatment: Try calling your Walmart Pharmacy near you - I went to GoodRx. Com and found this: Walmart Pharmacy - 150 Gold Star Hwy Groton, CT (860) 449-6902. It was $9 a vial, and you'll have to multiply that out, PLUS get access to the nursing care you'll need. So $400 for the drug, then the nursing which is quite costly -and needs to be done right to avoid complications. Hopefully a doctor is managing you. ...Read more

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How much would the average Chest/abdominal/pelvic MRI cost withOUT insurance?

How much would the average Chest/abdominal/pelvic MRI cost withOUT insurance?

Price Shop.: MRIs are approximately $1000 per body part or more. So chest, abdomen, and pelvis may cost over $3000! However you can price shop in your area using saveonmedical. Com or healthcarebluebook. Com. Call each imaging center and tell them you are looking for best price. You may be able to lower cost to $1500 total. Get a firm written quote for the MRIs BEFORE scheduling your appointment. ...Read more

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What is the average cost for a head CT scan without insurance?

What is the average cost for a head CT scan without insurance?

Shop around.: Depending or not if contrast is used, it could range from a few hundred (300) to a thousand plus. If you're fortunate enough to live in a location with various imaging centers - just call them. And ask them for their "cash price". Unfortunately, there's not good transparency in prices for medical care, but with enough work you can get some comparison prices. Good luck! ...Read more

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Average cost of lymph node biopsy with out insurance? Is an excisional biopsy in neck done under local anesthesia?

Average cost of lymph node biopsy with out insurance? Is an excisional biopsy in neck done under local anesthesia?

UCR: Usual, customary, and reasonable fees may vary. The usual and customary fee is defined as the charge for health care that is consistent with the average rate or charge for identical or similar services in a certain geographical area. In your area, van nuys, range is $1000- $1300. ...Read more

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I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general surgeon?

I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general surgeon?

Speak with surgeon: A surgeon may be willing to adjust the fee for a full prepay and will be willing to discuss this with you. However there is more than just the surgeon's fee which includes operating room, special equipment, as well as implants such as mesh. ...Read more

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Am I required to have health insurance?

Am I required to have health insurance?

Depends: In mass, there is a relatively small financial penalty if you don't have health insurance. It's different in other states - there is not a law requiring health insurance. In 2014 with obamacare, you will be incentivized to carry some form of health insurance (unless the courts overturn it or it is repealed). Meaning you will pay a financial penalty if you don't. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease and need help but no insurance?

I have Crohn's disease and need help but no insurance?

Look to local source: I would try to contact the University of Texas Medical Branch Clinics system in your local and see if you can qualify for a income scaled treatment program. The Medical School has both researchers and practitioners in all specialties of medicine including those involved in treating Crones. They do utilize students in part of their work but all are supervised by Bord Certified physicians. ...Read more

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Must I get supplemental insurance for med evac overseas?

Must I get supplemental insurance for med evac overseas?

American Express: You should check with your credit card companies. Many of them have travel insurance plans included in your membership or yearly fees. ...Read more

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I have chlamidya how can I treat this if I don't have insurance?

I have chlamidya how can I treat this if I don't have insurance?

Figure it out: Like any service that requires lengthy specialty training and or meds produced under strict government rules, diagnosis and treatment have costs. Some cities have local free clinics for those that deserve it. Others do not. Do the research and find out what is available in your local.Chlamydia can end your fertility if untreated. ...Read more

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I think I may have endometriosis and I don't have insurance what should I do?

I think I may have endometriosis and I don't have insurance what should I do?

It depends: Knowing what symptoms you are having would help. A lot of patients find relief from cramps, even from mild endometriosis by using birth control pills. Look and see if there is a local health unit where you can get care. ...Read more

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I need an obgyn in my area 95826 that takes my insurance?

I need an obgyn in my area 95826 that takes my insurance?

See below: The easiest way to find this out is to look online at your insurance company's provider database or call them up to search for ob/gyn's in your area. The second method is to cold call several ob/gyn's in your area and ask the receptionist if they take your insurance. The third method is to get a referral from your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Could I be turned away at the ER if I don't have insurance?

Not legal: Under a federal law term emtala, emergency rooms are obligated to evaluate you under any circumstance until they determine you are medically stable. That is the extent of their obligation and they can then dismiss you despite your maybe needing non-emergent treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if I need a pacemaker but I don't have insurance?

What should I do if I need a pacemaker but I don't have insurance?

Talk with your dr: Perhaps you can discuss it with your doctor and make some financial arrangements -- and get the pacemaker. ...Read more

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I am trying to find a DR that prescribes Suboxone and takes insurance?

I am trying to find a DR that prescribes Suboxone and takes insurance?

Certified clinic: You must go to a clinic that has a doctor specially certified to treat with Suboxone. There are strict guidelines for the doctor and requirements for the patient on follow up while on Suboxone. Go to the following federal government site that lists doctors certified to Rx suboxone: http://buprenorphine.samhsa. Gov/bwns_locator/ ...Read more

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I think I have ankylosing spondilitis....I have no insurance.....How should I proceed?

I think I have ankylosing spondilitis....I have no insurance.....How should I proceed?

Clinic: 60 years old is a bit late to develop ankylosing spondylitis (as). More likely spinal osteoarthritis or spondylosis. Many university medical schools run free clinics or clinic that give deeply discounted diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I need a prescription called in I have insurance I may have scabies?

I need a prescription called in I have insurance I may have scabies?

Use HealthTap Prime: Use the HealthTap Prime program. Physicians on this service can call in prescriptions as needed. ...Read more

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Is there an ENT that would be willing to talk to me I don't have insurance!

Is there an ENT that would be willing to talk to me I don't have insurance!

ENT: Hello, I am a board certified ENT doc working in bloomsburg pa. We have open slots in our schedule for people like yourself. This website also offers options for discussions as well. I would suggest contacting an ENT doctor near you and see if they offer the same coverage. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need health insurance what can I do.?

I need health insurance what can I do.?

FQHC: I'd start with going to a federally qualified health center (fqhc). These are places that serve people without insurance and they have financial counselors that can see if you qualify for medicaid (which is a form of insurance). There are fqhcs in every state... It takes a little work on google to find the one closest to you. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more

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Because I have no insurance and I need a question answered?

Here for you dear: Maybe we could help you.....certainly we would try. Please ask a question, if you desire. Yours, Zmd ...Read more

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Oh dear lord please help me, I have no insurance and I need help?

County clinic.: For free or low cost care, i'd visit a county clinic or a federally qualified health center (fqhc). Fqhcs are available throughout the U.S. And often serve low income or people without insurance. Also, many primary care offices take cash, so you don't necessarily need insurance to see a doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Why are congressmen messing with womens health? I am looking at having to pay my way since no insurance.

Politics: The major political forces calling for no government regulation in the affairs of corporations and financial companies, are the same ones calling for serious government intervention in personal private lives. Since the authors of these programs are male, they focus their efforts on restricting women's rights which includes contraception and pregnancy terminations. Be alert and vote. ...Read more

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How can I learn more about insurance plans?

How can I learn more about insurance plans?

Internet, agents: Insurance plans are mysteriously written and designed to attract your money while obscuring the benefits. There is much on the internet of help. A financial planner can help and some but not all insurance agents have your interest at heart. Hopefully you have a plan through work. Always ask questions, especially what is covered if you get various conditions. ...Read more

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How do I get international health insurance?

How do I get international health insurance?

The Web: Purchasing an individual international health policy is easy and affordable. Don't forget to include the option for evacuation or repatriation in the event of a severe illness or injury. Two reputable companies are sos int & medex. (see the cdc for more information) many people are surprised at how inexpensive the insurance is. ...Read more

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