View Full Version : Pricing and Insurance
05-29-2005, 02:09 PM
I'd be interested in knowing what it costs to undergo this procedure and whether or not any type of insurance would cover such a procedure.
Have any of our members had the opportunity to check this out?
06-06-2005, 12:59 PM
The cost of this procedure varies based on patients medical and dependency histor. It can be anywhere from 13 to 19 thousand dollars. We treat patients on 10 Vicodins daily, that are healthy and young, and we treat patients on 400 ml gs. of Methadone with medical issues. Insurances do not pay for this yet.
06-06-2005, 01:04 PM
You're kidding? $13-19k for this kind of detox - no insurance coverage?
06-06-2005, 01:29 PM
No shit, that is expensive,what about the common junky who doesn't have that type of cash, and they don't take insurance, that is a shame.
06-06-2005, 05:11 PM
I wish I could tell you guys that all medical treatments in this country was free, but that is not the case. We provide the best and most humane treatment available, and most of our patients are people that have common jobs and put all their saving together. I have done the best I can to get the best cost from the hospitals and doctors without compromissing the safety and success of the procedure. I even went as far as opening a non-profit and sent out 2000 letters to people that donate large amounts to health organizations. My results were 40 dollars from an 18 year old, and a large number of "nasty" letters telling me I am waisting my time with "drug addicts" and they should not pay for it.So as you see , my fight is no over, but is our society that views addicts as criminals and keep treatment away from them, not me.
06-06-2005, 05:16 PM
I agree, but $15-$20k? Most 'normal' people would have trouble in comig up with that kind of money, let alone a junky. Your cost in providing this type of service can't possibly be that high, can it?
06-06-2005, 05:48 PM
I don't do this , but I actually have a bit of time today...I randomly chose a bill from a patient ( keep in mind once a month I sit to go over these bills and get the best deal I can so I don't have to raise the cost)...room in med surge for 3 days....$3,606 ICU 24 hours .....$2,966bPharmacy .....$3,084 IV solution .....$866 central supply .....$2,231 sterile supply ....$476.00 X Ray .....$278.00 radiology diagnostic ......$384.00 respiratory services .,....$3,385.00 pulmonary func. serv. ........$414.00 and more and more from hospital. Now add anesthesiologists, PhD for 6 weeks, 3 patients assistant, stress test, sometime echogram, and more and more.Is your question answered?
06-06-2005, 05:52 PM
Yes, certainly. So what answers do you get from insurance companies that typically cover inpatient or outpatient treatments - any flexibility at all or any hopes there of?
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