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I can't understand why it's so darn expensive for out of pocket people to get a fill. I only need approx. 1cc of slaine and it's going to cost me $250 I am so darn mad. I got an unfill due to pregnancy and I gained feel like crap but in order to get back on the wagon I have to pay yet another $250, I have laready paid $17000.00 for the surgery!! YOU would think that they could make a special price for cash paying people but instead they charge us MORE than they charge or pay the insruances...I am so at a loss now and very frustrated and angry. Sorry!

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WHy do the post break up and the first 2 words are at the top and then your paragraph starts way at the bottom?!?!? Ugh!

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That's horrible, I would be mad too. Did you know about the pricing when you started at that office?

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Is there an independent fill center where you're located? I'm told these "over the counter" companies make it more affordable. (I have no direct knowledge, this is only what i've heard.)

Good luck!

Dave

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I can't understand why it's so darn expensive for out of pocket people to get a fill. I only need approx. 1cc of slaine and it's going to cost me $250 I am so darn mad. I got an unfill due to pregnancy and I gained feel like crap but in order to get back on the wagon I have to pay yet another $250, I have laready paid $17000.00 for the surgery!! YOU would think that they could make a special price for cash paying people but instead they charge us MORE than they charge or pay the insruances...I am so at a loss now and very frustrated and angry. Sorry!

Many insurance companies pay the doctors a discounted rate. Have you asked your doctor if you can pay what the insurance companies pay for the same service? It may be lower than $250.00.

Good luck!

Sue

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Unfortunately the insurance industry has taken so much control over the medical field that it has caused the price of services and meds to skyrocket. Insurance companies often pay your doctors less than half of what they charge (it's not the doctor's office charging less, it's the insurance companies paying only a portion of the cost), so that ends up costing people who don't have insurance even more. I also have to pay for my fills as of a couple months ago (got married, new insurance that doesn't cover fills) and yes, they are expensive! I now fill/unfill with discretion. If I don't really need it, I don't get it done. Keep in mind also that while the cost may seem high, you're paying for more than just the saline. You're also paying for the needles and any other equipment your doctor might use, as well as for your doctor's time. They also factor in malpractice and a boatload of other costs. Still, it does seem a high cost. But, if you really do need a fill, isn't $250 worth it for your good health?

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I understand what your saying about the $250 covering more than just the saline it's just to me a huge price to pay. And yes it's worth it for my health but at the same time my opinion stays it's too expensive!

Rachel yes I did know but it still stings!!!!

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Wow I never thought about this now I'm gonna have to find out if my insurance covers them or what's my price out of pocket

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I can only suggest you shop around because some docs will cut you a break. The woman at my office ( a patient) knew her friend was paying lots for her fills and ask if he could do them and what would he charge. He said he would charge $50!

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HA NJ I did that and the next doctor I called was $450 YIKES are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!

Well I went and put it ion a CC and at first she put in 1 1/2 CCs and ended up takin gsome out as the Water was like sittingin my throat! And so she took out .4 and now it feels like I am like I was when I first went in. Ugh I am not sure. I have a week to go and "tweek" it for free I will see how tonight goes. She si there on thursdays so if I feel that I don't have enought restriction I will go back and ask for maybe .2 put back in..I am at 8.5ccs in my 9cc band. My last sweet spot was 8.7ccs for 2 years so who knows! Thanks peeps for reading!

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