Back in January I went to the ER with excruciating pain that they took hours to diagnose as a kidney stone. Of course early on the doc asked if I could be pregnant - I said "absolutely not, I'm just finishing my period & haven't even had sex in months". He asked multiple times, asked about doing a pregnancy test, my uring test came back with blood in it (duh, I told him I was just getting done), etc, and I kept saying no test, I KNOW I'm not, you have to have sex to get pregnant, yadda yadda yadda. Plus finally seeing the kidney stone in the CT scan, I figured he gave up on that. Well I just got the bill (this hospital is SLOW) - and he ordered a freaking pregnancy test, which cost $128! So do I go back and talk to him, talk to someone in billing, what? Because my insurance notice already came too, and they aren't covering that - I'm not paying $128 for a pregnancy test I refused! So who do I talk to?! I'm pissed off!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Apr. 16, 2011 in Money & Work
Answer by conweis at 11:55 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by Mommee42boyz at 8:45 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by Melbornj at 9:15 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by gothmama91 at 9:01 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Talk with someone at your insurance and tell them what happened and see what they suggest. You can also tell the business office at the hospital that you refused a pregnancy test and they did one anyway. Most of the time in the ER, a woman with abdominal pain is given a pregnancy test because they don't want to give a treatment that might harm a baby - just in case. I took DD in for a GI series and colonoscopy and they wanted to give her a pregnancy tests before the procedure. She was 13 at the time and hadn't had her 1st period. It was SOP at that hospital for any girl over age 12. $128 is outrageous for the charge.
Answer by JSD24 at 9:21 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by Kittty_Katt at 9:34 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 10:02 AM on Apr. 17, 2011