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Charities That Help With Medical Bills
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shriners if under18: Stout have to be under18but the shrine is always a great place to get care if you qualify. ...Read more
If orthopedic?: In the US, Shriners Hospitals give all orthopedic surgical procedures free to kids. They are international, so check on them. ...Read more
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
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
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
Stomach pains hi guys my friend been having stomach pains and its been two days it hurts when he moves. The problem is he has no money to pay for the medical bill if he goes to get it checked out. Do you guys have any clues of what might be causing the
Hello. : Hello. I am answering this five days after you wrote in. The information you provided is too vague to give you any diagnostic ideas. However, if his pain becomes severe, it should be evaluated. ...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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 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
Can I bill florida medicaid patient a 92015 (refraction) or a better question. Who can I not bill for a refraction?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers