Outcry makes hospital rethink $83K price tag on scorpion antivenom9/22/2012
An Arizona hospital that charged a woman more than $83,000 for administering antivenom for a scorpion sting has decided that the price is probably a little too outrageous. Chandler Regional Medical Center billed Marcie Edmonds $39,652 each for two shots of Anascorp, an antivenom that costs the hospital $3,800. But after outcry over Edmonds' sky-high bill, the hospital has reportedly dropped the cost to the bargain basement price of $8,000 per vial. Edmonds' insurance covered about $50,000, but she was still billed the difference. However, the hospital settled her bill for an undisclosed amount when local papers began reporting on the mind-blowing cost. [Source]
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