Scorpion Sting Leaves Woman with Huge Bill

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    A woman stung by a scorpion was charged more than $83,000.

    An Arizona woman is wondering what stung more: getting zapped 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 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.