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    I recently had a left orchiectomy at the Univ of Chicago.

    I know some here are wondering what the costs are. As I get more bills, I will post them here or update this original post.

    But here's the charges by category/what was billed to my insurance company/what the negotiated rate was. My insurance provider is Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois:

    Surgery/$3,053/$925
    Surgery/$2,339/$939 (now I had a hernia repaired, too, so not sure if this is a separate surgeon's charge or what)
    Anesthesia/$1,482/not sure what the cost is after insurance as it appears there is some kind of billing/coding error.

    The rest was sort of lumped together into a large bucket including Operating Room costs, Drugs, Anesthesia Supplies, and Laboratory Services. Total bill was $20,193. Negotiated Rate for all of those combined was $6041.16.
    Last edited by wally_world; 06-30-11, 11:31 AM.
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