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AUTO INJURIES - 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO NOW
3. Hospitals are the only facilities that are not under a fee schedule: So they can charge whatever they want. Many involved in an accident will receive a CAT scan. The normally cost if you are paying out of your pocket is about $350. If you were in an auto accident the hospitals will charge you $3500 per scan, that's 10x the normal cost! Plus most hospitals will do 3 scans totaling $10,500. To put salt on all your wounds most times the scans are not needed and not the gold standard like an MRI. Many are told to get an MRI after the hospital uses up all the insurance. Also CAT scans expose you to dangerous levels of radiation.
4. Insurance companies won’t help you find a doctor after an accident hoping you’ll wait more than 14 days so they don’t have to pay. Many are lost when the hospital tells them to go see their primary doctor and they find out their primary won’t even see them because they do not have the resources to treat auto injuries.
5. Research shows auto injuries improperly (using only drugs) will lead to scar tissue, fibrosis, herniations, stenosis and degenerative spinal arthritis causing chronic pain. That is why at Advanced Pain Solutions we use treatment aimed at healing the damaged structures and not just covering the pain with drugs. Many times these injuries can cause problems in the future, even resulting in long term disability. Proper therapy and medical management is essential to resolve auto accident injuries.
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