UCSD Medical Group Complaint - Outragous Charge for a simple blood test!

Review by orchidlady on 2010-03-05
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- UCSD Medial Group in Hillcrest charged me $1,351 for a simple hormone blood test! I went in for a very simple test that Planned Parent hood charges less than $50 for, they ran several other tests I did not ask for or want, and then said 'services were rendered, and couldn't dispute it'! I sent them a check for $50, which is more than fair, they sent me another bill for the rest and said it will be turned over to collections if I don't pay it! BUYER BEWARE OF THIS HOSPITAL!! You will get totally screwed if you don't ask for the price up front and make sure the don't run extra tests!!!!
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-03-05
Posted by BEJ on 2010-03-05:
What you consider a simple hormone test does not mean that the test is not expensive to run and get the result. Was this charge your portion of the bill or was this what was charged to the insurance. However--insurances do not cover tests that they consider not medically necessary or as elective tests.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-03-05:
"charged me $1,351 for a simple hormone blood test! "

Are you a doctor or nurse? Do you know what the specifics are in a hormone blood test? It may seem simple to you, but actually running the test could be very expensive.
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-03-05:
"Planned Parent hood charges less than $50 for"

why didn't you have the test done there?? as well there are doctors fees associated with this blood draw.
Posted by Pepper on 2010-03-05:
o yes, because we should all live that way.
instead of paying our bills we should send them what we feel like paying and say "that's good enough for you"

there won't ever be any consequences of course

(and of course that also means if anyone had to pay the OP something, they could do that too... paychecks would be very interesting ...)
Posted by Skye on 2010-03-05:
OP, were the tests doctor ordered, or are you assuming they just ran them for nothing?

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