PHOENIX (AP) — A suburban Phoenix hospital has cut its price for a new and highly effective scorpion sting antivenin drug after a woman was charged nearly $80,000 for two doses.
Arizona Department of Health Services records obtained by the Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/SIneUm) show Chandler Regional Medical Center now charges $8,000 per dose of Anascorp. That's down from a previous price of $39,652 per dose.
Phoenix resident Marcie Edmonds was shocked when she received a bill for more than $83,000 from the hospital after receiving treatment for a scorpion sting in June. Her insurer paid more than $57,000 but the hospital wanted her to pay the remaining $25,000.
The hospital said it would adjust Edmonds' bill and review its pricing after the Republic reported on her case.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com