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Amanda
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Hi,

I am trying to get IV, insurance won't pay for any of it.

I have a company that offers really good prices on IV meds and supplies (infuserve america).

But I am trying to get an idea of how much it costs to get a Picc line or port installed, including the surgeon fees and hospital fees.

I know it varies around the US, but I just want to get an idea...

Thanks

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Amanda
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anyone?

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I believe $1,000-$2,000 for the PICC placement. Probably MUCH more for a port as I believe you need to go under to get it installed.
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AnnaL
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My insurance picked up most of the cost of my PICC placement, but the pre-insurance bill was around $1600.

I had it done at a radiologist's office. Very quick--maybe an hour tops.

After that I had a home-visit nurse show me how to do the infusions and change the dressing. Insurance paid for this, so I'm not sure how much it would be private-pay.

Your LLMD might offer that service for you, or refer you to someone that they use.

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zil
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My cost was around 3,000. My insurance covered most of it. The IV meds and maintenance for a year was mind blowing.
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I have a chest wall port. It cost around $6,000 for the interventional radiologist, OR, etc.

I'm in a large city in CA, so prices are consistently higher here.

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