LabCorp Price Gouging
LabCorp bills $377 in MD, $120 in Virginia
I had some simple blood tests performed that I thought were covered by my insurance, but weren’t. The mistake was mostly mine, and I’m obliged to pay for them.
However, I’m only obliged to pay a fair price, not an outrageously inflated one, particularly not one that unfairly targets Marylanders.
Labcorp charges Marylanders $377 for these tests, but only $120 in 45 other states including Virginia, for exactly the same tests. And that’s not counting the 15% off promotional coupon, which reduces the price to $102. And that’s for individuals with no insurance – corporations typically pay only $40 to $70, and from one group Labcorp accepts as little as $17.40. Clearly $377 is far greater than a fair price.
I’ve offered three times to pay the individual’s typical national fee of $120.00 for the tests, including once by certified mail, and each time LabCorp has ignored or rejected my offer without explanation. Perhaps their debt collection agency will be more reasonable.
Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated – for example, calling LabCorp, asking “Hey, are you guys really doing this to Marylanders?”, and citing my complaint as your reason for calling.
For details please see below, and www.dlmowery.com/labcorp .
David L. Mowery
LabCorp (Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings)
PO Box 2240
Burlington, North Carolina 27216-2240
Laboratory Bill 37917518 for $377.00 for Measles/Mumps/Rubella & Varicella
Local Lab: 9501 Old Annapolis Rd STE 100, Ellicott City, MD 21042, (410) 740-4001
David L. Mowery
6913 Deer Valley Road
Highland, MD 20777-9509
For the MMR & Varicella antibody tests, LabCorp charges:
$337.00 for me, an individual in Maryland.
$120.00 for an individual with no insurance via Walk-In Lab, provided they live in any state in the union other than MA, MD, NY, NJ or RI; and that’s even if they fail to use the 15% off coupon.
Reference: www.walkinlab.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=mmr , for “Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Varicella (VZV) Immunity Blood Test Panel”.
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$114.00 for an individual with no insurance via LabTest MD, provided they live in any state other than NY, NJ, or MD.
Reference: www.labtestmd.com/Immunization_Panel_s/27.htm , $69 for “Measles, Mumps, Rubella- MMR Titer” plus $45 for “Varicella – Zoster V ab, IgG Titer”.
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$70.00 for Southeastern Louisiana University.
Reference: www.southeastern.edu/admin/health_ctr/fees/index.html ,
MMR TITER ($45) plus Varicella TITER ($25)
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$37.88 for the Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Supply Service.
058495 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Immunity Profile $ 25.88, plus096206 Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies, IgG $ 12.00
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$17.40 for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services.
058495 Measles/Mumps/Rubella Immunity 86735, 86762, 86765 $13.31
096206 Varicella-Zoster V Ab, IgG 86787 $4.09
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