FNA or ultrasound monitoring

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RE: FNA or ultrasound monitoring

by butterfly501 on Fri May 03, 2019 10:30 PM

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On May 03, 2019 12:18 PM Swifty wrote:

Butterfly, I have no idea where you live or what insurance you have, but you don't seem to understand that not everyone has choices with insurance coverage.

This is part of the controversy in this country (USA) about healthcare; who has it, who does not, how good is it, and how it can cause bankruptcy. I am in NY and I wait long periods for everything, some worse than others, and I have had several different insurance carriers.

Yu may not understand, BUT that is the reality and in some cases why emergency rooms are over utilized.

Lucky you that you have such wonderful coverage.

She lives in my town!  And Vancouver Radiologists takes ALL insurance and if they don't will give you a discounted rate, with a payment plan with zero interest. 

Yep, we work hard and spend a lot of money on that "wonderful" coverage.

RE: FNA or ultrasound monitoring

by butterfly501 on Fri May 03, 2019 10:50 PM

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NUHW calls on Justice Department to investigate Kaiser Permanente’s long wait times, paper wait lists, and falsified appointment records

https://nuhw.org/nuhw-calls-justice-department-investigate-k

I guess not much changes there.

RE: FNA or ultrasound monitoring

by Shayanne on Sat May 04, 2019 12:02 AM

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I called Vancouver Radiologists and they only take Kaiser insurance if you have an Added Choice plan which I don't have. I haven't reached my deductible of $6,650 so the cost would be out of pocket even if they did take my insurance. The cost, not including lab fees, is $420 with insurance and $336 without. Thanks for the recommendation but I'm probably better off financially waiting until July. I may check on the doctor to see how many FNAs he actually does.

RE: FNA or ultrasound monitoring

by butterfly501 on Sat May 04, 2019 12:38 AM

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On May 04, 2019 12:02 AM Shayanne wrote:

I called Vancouver Radiologists and they only take Kaiser insurance if you have an Added Choice plan which I don't have. I haven't reached my deductible of $6,650 so the cost would be out of pocket even if they did take my insurance. The cost, not including lab fees, is $420 with insurance and $336 without. Thanks for the recommendation but I'm probably better off financially waiting until July. I may check on the doctor to see how many FNAs he actually does.

From first had experience, the difference between the FNA from my surgeon to the FNA at Van Rad with the radiologist was huge! 

My surgeon was an awesome surgeon but his FNA skills were a little sloppy.  The radiologist was smooth as silk though.  I could tell he does these FNAs all day long.

Good luck to you!

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