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Scorpion Sting Costs More than $80,000

by Associated Press posted Sep 4 2012 7:29PM
  PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona woman is wondering what hurt more: getting stung by a scorpion or seeing her hospital bill after treatment.
     Marcie Edmonds says the bill from Chandler Regional Medical Center was more than $83,000. That includes two doses of anti-venom at nearly $40,000 per dose.
     The Arizona Republic ( says Edmonds' insurer has paid more than $57,000 and the suburban Phoenix hospital is asking Edmonds for the balance of about $25,000.
     The 52-year-old Ahwatukee (ah-wha-TU'-kee) Foothills resident was stung in June while opening a box of air conditioner filters in her garage.
     Edmonds says an emergency room doctor told her about the Mexican anti-venom Anascorp that could quickly relieve her symptoms, but she was never told about the cost.
     Chandler Regional says Edmonds' bill represents the out-of-network costs for her treatment.
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09/04/2012 7:29PM
Scorpion Sting Costs More than $80,000
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