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  1. humanino

    MRI bill question

    That is certainly encouraging. The person at the billing desk was not helpful at all.
  2. humanino

    MRI bill question

    That is very helpful Borg, thank you very much. For my locality, the blue book indicates $815 and some steps we should take to negotiate the price.
  3. humanino

    MRI bill question

    Thank you for the advice. We will certainly call them again in the next days.
  4. humanino

    MRI bill question

    The insurance did agree to pay 80% of the $12k so the provider can not be out of network (unless I misunderstand).
  5. humanino

    MRI bill question

    That is one scary thought to me :frown: Yes, we have the CD.
  6. humanino

    MRI bill question

    No, the hospital was prescribed by the regular general practitioner.
  7. humanino

    MRI bill question

    At the time of the procedure, it was ACE. I appreciate your feedback very much.
  8. humanino

    MRI bill question

    The original price was $13k which was taken to $12k. So our share is $2.4k. When I read MRI price $2k to $3k am I to understand that is after the insurance share ?
  9. humanino

    MRI bill question

    Yes, and the insurance has agreed to pay 80% and claims they negotiated the price.
  10. humanino

    MRI bill question

    It was not an emergency. We went to a hospital because her doctor prescribed the diagnostic. We already switched plan from 20% to fixed $250 copay for the MRI. I went yesterday to ask for itemized bill. The contrast agent was $300. There are two items for two parts of the head although she went...
  11. humanino

    MRI bill question

    Thank you for this advice. We will investigate other local facilities for the next MRIs (which will happen regularly, as the $12k turned up unfortunately useful). I anticipate to find better offers, and I want to present them as evidence.
  12. humanino

    MRI bill question

    Yes chemisttree, and yes that would be the price range I would consider fair in this region. Is there any third party assistance I can find apart from going to court ?
  13. humanino

    MRI bill question

    Dear PFers, The hospital gave us a $12k bill for one MRI (head with contrast). The people I talked to at the hospital tell me that they do not know whether this is a fair price, which I find suspicious. The same procedure in France costs $300. As I am unsure what to do, I would appreciate...
  14. humanino

    Engineers have no Life

    Entitled lazy people, there is a major societal problem from the point of view of someone who grew up abroad. This is very sad honestly. You are talented enough to become an engineer : grow up and live up to it. There are many people more talented than you who were stopped in their track by a...
  15. humanino

    The science paywall

    I do not see any problem in my field (particle physics). I check arXiv every morning. If I know the name, I will read it. If I do not know the name, it is unlikely I will read it. If the published version differs form the original on arXiv, the arXiv paper is updated. If I missed out on...
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