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To what extent does a thoracentesis procedure cost?

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Dr. Ivan Ip
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Varies

that's actually a very complicated question to answer due to lack of price transparency in healthcare.
it differs based on your insurance status, level of thoracentesis (image guided, need for pigtail, etc.). CMS reimburses physicians about $50 - $100 for each of these, but you may get billed for much more ($200-$400) depending on insurance (+ facility fee)

In brief: Varies

that's actually a very complicated question to answer due to lack of price transparency in healthcare.
it differs based on your insurance status, level of thoracentesis (image guided, need for pigtail, etc.). CMS reimburses physicians about $50 - $100 for each of these, but you may get billed for much more ($200-$400) depending on insurance (+ facility fee)
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