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Doctor insights on: Charities That Help With Medical Bills

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Where can I find charities for hepatoblastoma?

Where can I find charities for hepatoblastoma?

See links...: There are a number of charities that are specific to pediatric cancer. Two of the largest are the st. Baldrick's foundation (http://www.Stbaldricks.Org) and alex's lemonade stand (http://www.Alexslemonade.Org), both of which would be great places to start. ...Read more

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Are there any charities that direct helps people with spondylolisthesis?

Are there any charities that direct helps people with spondylolisthesis?

Maybe: If you have a child with spondylolisthesis, i would recommend a look at the shriners organization. Their hospital network provides free care for orthopedic conditions. ...Read more

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Are there any charities that directly help people with spondylolisthesis?

Are there any charities that directly help people with spondylolisthesis?

Shriners if under18: Stout have to be under18but the shrine is always a great place to get care if you qualify. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any charities that help pay for childrens operations in australia?

Can you tell me if there are any charities that help pay for childrens operations in australia?

If orthopedic?: In the US, Shriners Hospitals give all orthopedic surgical procedures free to kids. They are international, so check on them. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are some charities that will help with dental issues?

I'm curious as to what are some charities that will help with dental issues?

Local Dental Society: The local city or county dental society can direct you to all of the resources available in your area. There are usually local dental community health centers that address the community's dental needs. If you are near a dental school, they can of assistance as well. ...Read more

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Feeling cheated by durable medical equipmnt provider. Doesn't insurance limit how much they can charge? Contracted rate? Bill made no sensebut i paid.

Feeling cheated by durable medical equipmnt provider. Doesn't insurance limit how much they can charge? Contracted rate? Bill made no sensebut i paid.

Like buying a car.: Some dme suppliers are very aggressive with their marketing, selling and billing. Talk with the provider who wrote the script ( to make sure you got what was intended and that charges seem reasonable in their estimation). Check on-line for comparable equipment - sometimes used is a much better buy. Check your bbb if things don't look right.. ...Read more

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Hi. I think I have scabies but I read about Dyshidrodic eczema. I want to go to the doctors but I don't have medical .. Any advice I don't wanna get stuck with a bill and I don't have money for medication What should I do

Hi. I think I have scabies but I read about Dyshidrodic eczema. I want to go to the doctors but I don't have medical .. Any advice I don't wanna get stuck with a bill and I don't have money for medication 
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Free clinic: Call your local health department and see if they can help you find a free clinic or community health center. They may be able to see you at little or no cost and help you get treatment for whatever condition you have. ...Read more

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I cannot afford the doctors bill if I have strep throat. Are there any medical remedies?

I cannot afford the doctors bill if I have strep throat. Are there any medical remedies?

Not effective ones: Please make sure that strep throat is treated with antibiotics. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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How can pharmacy bill for pills never ordered or sent?

Good question: Sounds like somebody might have made an error. I would be sure to discuss this one with the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about a masectomy bill trying to be passed?

Can you tell me more about a masectomy bill trying to be passed?

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

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How does an emergency department bill you if you have no insurance?

How does an emergency department bill you if you have no insurance?

Like any business: Hospitals, like any business have to bill for their services. You will probably receive a bill shortly. Get in contact with their billing department. If you have no insurance, the hospital will work a payment plan with you. ...Read more

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Every time I pay a doctors bill before insurance does, it seems nearly impossible to get refunded. What is best?

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

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I am a student in medical billing and coding. What criteria must be met for pannicullectomy to be determined to be medically necessary?

I am a student in medical billing and coding. What criteria must be met for pannicullectomy to be determined to be medically necessary?

Depends on surgeon: Surgeons or insurance groups have different prerequisites and requirements for Persons to be cleared for a panniculectomy. It would probably be evaluated on a case-by-case basis but usually includes a dietary, psychological and physical therapy evaluation after a medical necessity eval. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm having trouble understanding my hospital bill?

Call the hospital: billing department and ask them to explain it to you. ...Read more

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How to bill up your sexdrive?

How to bill up your sexdrive?

General health: One needs to have a healthy body and a healthy relationship with your partner. ...Read more

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How will the new health care bill affect hospitalists?

How will the new health care bill affect hospitalists?

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

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In the state of florida can I bill medicaid patient for a 92015 (refraction)?

In the state of florida can I bill medicaid patient for a 92015 (refraction)?

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

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Can first assists on a traveling surgeon's team bill insurance for their services?

Can first assists on a traveling surgeon's team bill insurance for their services?

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

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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

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Can you tell me some organization in atlanta that helps young adults that had cancer to pay their medical bills?

Can you tell me some organization in atlanta that helps young adults that had cancer to pay their medical bills?

Follow These Links: Financial assistance: -------------------------------- sam fund: <a href="http://www.Thesamfund.Org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Thesamfund.Org</a> cancer care: <a href="http://www.Cancercare.Org/financial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Cancercare.Org/financial</a> healthwell: <a href="http://www.Healthwellfoundation.Org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Heal. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: As long as you take the 21 active pills for 21 days then either skip 7 or take the inactive pills the other seven, you are fine. The active pill medication in that type of birth control pill is the same in every active pill. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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