iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHANDLER, Ariz.) -- What may have stung worse than Marcie Edmonds’ scorpion bite was the $83,046 hospital bill she was slapped with after treatment.
Now, the Arizona hospital where Edmonds was treated says it’s reviewing its pricing on the costly antivenom used to treat her, which was the main cost on the bill.
Edmonds, 52, who was stung in the stomach while opening a box of air conditioner filters, rushed to Chandler Regional Medical Center, where doctors injected two vials of an anti-venom called Anascorp.
The serum, approved by the U.S. Federal **** Administration in August 2012, typically costs hospitals about $3,800 per vial, ABC News previously reported.
Edmonds was charged $39,652 per Anascorp vial — 10 ***** the cost to the hospital.
Hospital information through the Arizona Department of Health Services now shows that Chandler Regional Medical Center has now cut the price of Anascorp to $8,000, the Arizona Republic reported.
However, Edmonds may not have to pay even the discounted price of her treatment. The hospital has settled her bill for an undisclosed amount, the Arizona Republic reports.
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