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Cost of a liver biopsy

My husband is getting a liver biopsy in two weeks but his clinic won't be able to give us a price quote on the procedure.  They told us to call the Hospital where he's getting it at but I always get the answer machine when I call the hospital business phone number.  I'm trying to find out the cost of the procedure so I can talk to my insurance to see how much they will cover and how much we have to pay.  Can someone give me an estimate of how much a liver biopsy cost (including doctor's fee and hospital fee)?  Thank you.
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If I remember correctly my biopsy cost $2800, had to pay an in patient $1000 deductible..I'm betting biopsy price varies greatly though.
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Avatar_m_tn
"inpatient" should read outpatient deductible
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I paid $900. to the Doctor and got back $810.00 from the insurance company, which really surprised me.

All other costs for the hospital were covered by my insurance as follows

lidocaine
sono liver localization
amb surg recovery  3.5 hours

1798.69 billed to insurance
68.15 billed to me

This was done at NY Presbyterian-Cornell in NYC, so I'm guessing it's going to depend on where you live for the cost.

Hope this helps!
And good luck!
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Mine was $4400, but ins co paid entire balance at their negotiated price.  I live in Florida .
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My first one was around $4000 (insurance paid their rate) - my 2nd one at a different hospital was around $6000 (clinical trial picked up the tab) - but that should give you a ball-park.  I believe these are total charges - i.e. hospital incidentals, surgeon's (radiologist) fees, etc.
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Avatar_n_tn
Thanks everyone for replying.  I think all I have to do now is to contact my insurance.  
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