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Need info on the cost of the knee joint implants

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by rkyobo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. rkyobo

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    Our insurance will cover the cost of the surgeon, anesthesiologists, and hospital, but not the implant itself. Does anyone know how much this could cost? I can't find even a ball-park figure online anywhere. It could be $200 or $2000 for all I know. Anyone have a clue?
     
  2. Mutti3

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    I noticed you are 65, do you have Medicare? Call whom ever you have insurance thru, they should give you answers. When I had my surgery, and I have medicare, the cost of the implant was included in the hospital charge.
     
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    Don’t be afraid to talk to your insurance again about the implant being covered. It is possible you got bad information.

    That happened to me — not about the implant, but something else. I told my OS and they called the insurance. lol and behold, completely covered. The insurance rep who told me otherwise was mistaken.

    If your OS has a surgical coordinator, maybe he/she could help. But you can also call yourself and ask to speak to somebody higher up the chain.
     
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    ^Both those suggestions sound like the way to go.
     
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    I would call the billing department for the orthopedic practice and ask them. They'll be the one submitting the bill.
     

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