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Not necessarily: Hopefully this has been decided by your parents before it is necessary. That is what a will is for. Parents usually choose the child who they feel should be in charge and that may or may not be the oldest. Being firstborn doesn't rest that responsibility on one just by virtue of birth order...Unless you are an only child. ...Read more
Do parents whose child died and have donated the organs get to keep the body for burial or cremation?
Yes: This will be arranged at the time of organ donation. ...Read more
Can my untreated teeth be detrimental to my health? I have over $8000 worth of work to get done. With $0 I'm afraid my health will start deteriorating I'm only 25 years old. Should I start making my burial arrangements? Or are there any dentists that do
Yes, detrimental: See if there is a dental school near you. The treatment is much less expensive -- what you save in money, you pay in time. It takes longer for treatment. You also might find a clinic at a hospital that has a teaching program for postdoctoral dental training. (gpr or aegd). Good luck -- no burial yet! ...Read more
My brother in law died this morning Cancer patient. But Died of Pneumonia. Can we delay burial one day till tomorrow afternoon. Until all family gather? Dr say he was on chemo and burial Asap should be
Wait for family: Tomorrow counts as ASAP. It will be better for the family and closure for all. I can not imagine a medical reason to say you cannot wait ...Read more
Good question: Sounds like somebody might have made an error. I would be sure to discuss this one with the pharmacy. ...Read more
Likely not to pass: A bill known as the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act seeks to require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing mastectomies, to prevent what is known as "in-and-out drive-through mastectomies". It was introduced by Connecticut congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro in 2009 (HR 1691) but has failed to pass both the Senate and House. ...Read more
Every time I pay a doctors bill before insurance does, it seems nearly impossible to get refunded. What is best?
Wait for insurance: Don't pay before insurance completes their transaction. By contract, the physician or hospital must accept the insurance maximum for that service. This means the overall charge may be reduced. Wait for the insurance to pay the doctor first or call the insurance company to verify your obligation. After insurance pays, you will get a revised bill. If you are due a refund, demand it - it's the law. ...Read more
I may have ureaplasma because the last guy I was with got tested and has it, but I can't afford a Gyno bill right now. Are there any at home tricks?
Vagina Posicles: Depending on what state you live (see:http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/ept/legal/default. Htm) a doctor can prescribe for the swexual partner of someone infected with an STD (it's called "expedited patient therapy, "EPT) and I bet even in some other states a doctor would do it for you. "That guy" needs to ask his doctor. Other than that, I've heard about "vagina popsicles, " (at jezebel. Com) ...Read more
I am in need of a gynecology. I have Select Health Community Care. My problem is that I have an outstanding bill from 2008 I have no income from SSI?
Planned Parenthood..: Go to Planned Parenthood, they offer free gynecological services. ...Read more
Call the hospital: Billing department and ask them to explain it to you. ...Read more
Probably no effect: May not affect that much any of the doctors. May be we have wait a little till it takes off I mean te health care reform. ...Read more
Check the internet: This depends on the type of medicaid the patient has. In general, the anser is no, but you should check the florida medicaid website or your florida medicaid office for direction on this as each state is different. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes you can: When you assist on a surgery if it is qualified for assistance (some surgery are not qualified- minor surgery) you should be able to bill for it. ...Read more
How do I bill for an albumin and bilirubin test. Individually using cpt 82040, 82247 or a panel 80053?
Billing: I would use individual cpt codes as I think this would give you maximal remuneration. ...Read more
Can I bill florida medicaid patient a 92015 (refraction) or a better question. Who can I not bill for a refraction?
Ref billing: Usually medicare does not pay for refraction. ...Read more
My wife is cheating on me with a man named Bill she told me she was gay when we met but now she's secretly doing it with a man??? Advice please?
Stress: Sorry to hear. Stay strong. Consult dr Andrew Barry on healthtap for help ...Read more
I put my bc bill in a pill box and probably take them out of order. I use zovia 1/35. Is there a reason the active pills should be taken in order?
Lowest dose of Spironolactone bill is 25 mg. My BP Avge 100/65 on it. When cutting it in half, BP no more than 130/80.Do you recommend using 12.5 mg?
Need more info: Hi. We need more information. Why were you prescribed Spironolactone instead of some other BP medicine? Did you have low blood potassium and high blood pressure? If so, and it's due to the adrenal steroid, Aldosterone, if adrenal surgery is not an option, Spironolactone (or preferably Eplerenone) is the best drug. Spironolactone blocks testosterone (undesirable in guys) but Eplerinone does not. ...Read more
I put a 20dollar bill in my bra and I felt a pain on the inner side of my boob. I looked later and it is a little black area and it hurts badly touched?
Ruptured capillary: A crisp $ 200 bill edge pressed into the skin of your breast and may have compressed or ruptured a surface blood vessel. (capillary). If the are doesn't change color and heal in 3 to 5 days see a MD, which may cost more than the "$20.00 bill". ...Read more
Do chain pharmacies bill people without insurance more for the same drug than they charge the insurance companies of people with it? Do they negotiate with insurers this way, the same way doctors do?
Yes: Pharmacies pay different amounts for the drugs based upon order volume the same as any other company would. Pharmacies do offer discounts to insurance companies based upon volume and contracts. All brand-name drugs are massively overpriced based upon their cost of manufacture and research cost. Pharmacies probably profit more from generics then brand name drugs. ...Read more
Legal Question: This is a legal question. You can ask it on avvo. Com to get input from an attorney. ...Read more
Yes.: They usually have a whole billing and coding department to do that. ...Read more
Highly variable: It depends on what that particular hospital charges for emergency services, whether you are admitted, whether you require specialized services. I have seen people just observed in an urgent care center for several hours, with a bill of a few hundred bucks, and have seen people requiring treatment for seizures and intubated with bills in the tens of thousands of dollars. If this is you, get help. ...Read more
Name of technique: That is the name of the technique used to definitively chemically identify the substances found in the sample. ...Read more
Court &credit report: If you entered into a treatment agreement with your dentist, including a financial commitment & failed to meet your obligations, your dentist is within their rights to take you to court (if you lose you'd pay all law bills) and the dentist can also send a negative report to the credit agencies. Just saying you didn't like the result without allowing for correction is not a solid legal defense. ...Read more