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What was your cost for your Sleep Study?  
$0.00...'cause I have insurance that can kick your insurance's butt! 42% 28  42% 
$100-200 in out of pocket costs. 10% 7  10% 
$201-400 in out of pocket costs. 13% 9  13% 
$401-600 in out of pocket costs. 3% 2  3% 
$601-800 in out of pocket costs. 13% 9  13% 
$801 and up in out of pocket costs. 18% 12  18% 
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TheLankyLefty
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I'm curious what people are paying in out of pocket costs for their sleep study. Feel free to elaborate as this is endlessly fascinating to me! :)

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I paid $800 that my insurance did not cover for my study. My daughter's study though I only paid $100


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What kind of insurance do you have, and what kind of insurance does your daughter have?

Do you know how much your insurance paid for each?

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My insurance paid 100%


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My insurance paid 100%
Do you have an HMO?

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TheLankyLefty wrote:
What kind of insurance do you have, and what kind of insurance does your daughter have?

Do you know how much your insurance paid for each?


We both have United Healthcare. Her's was in network and mine was out of network.


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TheLankyLefty wrote:
ctguy44 wrote:
My insurance paid 100%
Do you have an HMO?

I have a PPO


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TheLankyLefty
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So had you already met your deductible for the year?

We always get an influx at the end of the year when PPO folks have met their yearly deductible.

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TheLankyLefty wrote:
So had you already met your deductible for the year?

We always get an influx at the end of the year when PPO folks have met their yearly deductible.

Actually, I have really excellent insurance so normally all I pay is a co pay for office visits. Tests, labs, etc. are normally covered at 100%. I've done 3 sleep studies and each has been covered at 100%. I was surprised...I was expecting to pay at least something. The sleep lab is in network, otherwise I would have to pay something. The DME is covered at 100% too. :!:


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TheLankyLefty
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That's fantastic! Usually PPOs are 20% when you're in network in my area.

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With my new insurance, it would all depend on what time of year I had it done. First. I've got to meet the $750 deductible, not counting "wellness visits", followed by 20% coinsurance up to $6000 :( . That makes $1950 after which time it would be 100%.


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I paid nothing as I live in Ontario Canada and it is covered under OHIP.


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I answered $100-$200, but I believe my co-pay was $75.


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Cherylgrrl wrote:
I answered $100-$200, but I believe my co-pay was $75.
That's pretty low.

elessadil wrote:
I paid nothing as I live in Ontario Canada and it is covered under OHIP.
Okay...have to ask. What does OHIP stand for? I always hear about long wait times for medical services in Canada. Any truth to this from your point of view?

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Mine was bulk billed to the government under Medicare $0:00


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$0.00

Reason being?

Well I had no insurance at the time and upon learning that a sleep study would be 3 or 4 grand I was then determined to find any way else to have the study done without paying that much and I was informed that my local area had a free clinic that would cover the cost for me.

So upon contacting their doctor who basically waved me on through and got it all set up without my even having to meet him I was off and soon wired up.

Great thing about it is apparently not many people who went to the free clinic know about their offering full coverage for sleep studies or if they do they don't tend to utilize it that often as I was surprisingly able to get in nearly immediately.

I suspected I had sleep apnea for years but never paid it much mind until I went to see a Physician's Assistant for a bad leg infection and during the course of my treatment she recommended I have a blood test, she ordered it up and I went and got my blood taken by the blood guy at my local hospital and I believe through my Hemoglobin A1C readings she somehow determined I probably had sleep apnea and should get tested for it.

It was either blood carbon dioxide levels or Hemoglobin A1C readings I believe lefty but you'll know better than I what exactly she saw in my blood of a negative nature that provoked her to decide I probably had sleep apnea.

All my blood levels turned out to be good except my sugar/glucose whatever rating which was pre-diabetic...if I lose the same 40lbs I've been yoyo dieting on and off my entire life I can apparently get rid of the pre-diabetic condition.

I think she also informed me that everyone who is overweight even if they feel apparently healthy is under a condition called "metabolic syndrome" or disorder which I think you kinda touched on in my main topic you replied to me on.

For some good news surprisingly my blood pressure is and always has been nearly perfect, so no apparent negative effects on that from sleep apnea or even overweightness at least.

For full disclosure I just turned 33 and what else I remember is while awake at my sleep doctor's office he put that pulse oximetry thing on my finger I think it was and I was at 98% oxygen saturation level, but during my sleep study when I wore it the results showed while in apnea mode I had only 69% blood oxygen saturation.

Not good. :cry:


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TheLankyLefty
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It was either blood carbon dioxide levels or Hemoglobin A1C readings I believe lefty but you'll know better than I what exactly she saw in my blood of a negative nature that provoked her to decide I probably had sleep apnea.
No...I have no idea what she would have seen. You have piqued my interest though.

I'm glad that you were able to find a way to get taken care of. Chronic sleepiness is no way to live. The haze and fog that apnea sufferers experience daily is pretty awful. I can't imagine dealing with it long term.

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elessadil wrote:
I paid nothing as I live in Ontario Canada and it is covered under OHIP.

I have been lectured to at length by my Republican friends about how terrible health care is in Canada and how wonderful it is here in the United States. :lol: :lol: :lol: I would laugh if it weren't so sad. :(


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TheLankyLefty wrote:
I'm curious what people are paying in out of pocket costs for their sleep study. Feel free to elaborate as this is endlessly fascinating to me! :)


Sleep Study $3693 total cost. $1283 out of pocket. University student health insurance isn't great.

Well, this is what I've been quoted for, I haven't had the actual study yet, I have it in 2 weeks.

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OHIP - Ontario Health Insurance Program. Each province has their own. Yes we have some problems, tell me a system that doesn't, but everyone here in the Great White North has equal access to health care and no worries about whether or not they can afford it. We have some delays in getting tests and in getting results, but in my experience, most of the time it's not that bad. I say most of the time because once in a while you can run into some very frustrating and totally stupid problems. Please see my new topic from today - Still waiting for results of titration study!.

It can also take a bit of time to get an appointment with your Dr, but if you really need to see a Dr. fast we have emergency clinics here that people can go to. We also have walk-in clinics as well. I would still rather have our system the yours in the US where is seems that money or the lack of it determines whether or not you have access to health care.


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