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Old 08-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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the cost of allergies shots

I had bad allergies a few months ago. Terrible congestion and sneezing problems. So i made an appt to see an allergy clinic nearby. After doing an allergy test (6 shots) and getting two shots to relieve the allergy itself I have been feeling pretty good. I was told I had allergies to weeds and dust. The doctor prescribed two other medication but i didnt get them.

Well today I received the bill. I was floored when I saw it. I have Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is very big in MN. Even after insurance the bill was outrageous. I thought $100-$200 Max. It turned out to be over $1100. I am very upset and plan to call them. Is it my fault for not asking for the prices before service rendered? Should they have told me? I feel as though I have been ripped off. I hate to imagine how much it would have been without insurance and if I would have bought the additional medication.

 
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Re: the cost of allergies shots

Sorry you got blind sided. Many plans pay a minimal amount for allergy testing and treatment. It's always best to check your insurance for anything beyond a regular office visit.

 
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Re: the cost of allergies shots

A lot of that money might have been to make your allergy shot serum, so from now on it might be a lot cheaper.

Definitely, ask the doctor's staff. Read the details on your "explanation of benefits," as there may be a mistake somewhere.

 
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