I knew it was expensive, but $8011 for ONE Botox treatment?
Several months ago I had Botox injected by a reputable migraine specialist in Seattle. In her regular exam room, she injected Botox in my face, head, neck, and back. It took about fifteen minutes, and burned, but was endurable. Alas, it did nothing for my migraines (though I did get a lot of nasty neck cramps for the next two months). But the real pain came with the bill.
$5730 Botox Serum (adjusted to $2978 by BlueCross)
$1481 "Surgery" hospital charge (adjusted to $405)
$400 Physician "surgery" charge (adjusted to $86.37)
$400 Physician "surgery" charge (adjusted to $177.98)
$8011 Total, which after adjustments and coinsurance = $729.61
Thank goodness I pay $300 a month for health insurance.
What a travesty our health care system is.
Published On: August 08, 2008