Discussions that mention vicodin

Pain Management board

I have been taking vicodin for about two years now for unhealed sacrum fractures. My regular physician at UVA Primary Care has moved to a new location, so on my recent visit I encountered a new physician, who told me I must have a urine screen for "protocol" reasons. He knew I have no insurance and I assumed it would be a normal fee, like I had to pay for the FAA as a flight attendant (about $50.00 for 11-12 screens). Imagine my anxiety when my bill arrived yesterday for $895.00, and that was only for the lab fee! Do I have any recourse? Can anyone help? All the UVA billing department could offer was to pay $25.00/mo for about 4 years. HELP!!!