Category: Bill Of The Month

Bill Of The Month

A Genetic Test For A Microscopic Problem Came With A Jumbo Price Tag

Michelle Kuppersmith’s doctor recommended a bone marrow biopsy after suspecting she had a rare blood disorder. Though the biopsy was done by an in-network provider at an in-network hospital, Kuppersmith learned she was on the hook for $2,400 for out-of-network genetic profiling. Shelby Knowles for KHN hide caption toggle caption Shelby Knowles for KHN Michelle […]

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Hormone Blocker Sticker Shock: Kids Drug Costs 8 Times More Than One For Adults

A drug implant was prescribed for an active 8-year-old girl diagnosed with central precocious puberty. The price of one option was thousands of dollars less than the other. Kristina Barker for KHN hide caption toggle caption Kristina Barker for KHN A drug implant was prescribed for an active 8-year-old girl diagnosed with central precocious puberty. […]

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