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Doctor insights on: Grants To Help Pay Medical Bills

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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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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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Why won't doctors let me pay the insurance price at the time of service? I struggle to provide medical insurance for my family. I often considered buying a major medical policy and seeing if i negotiate routine care at a fair price, but nobody seems inter

Why won't doctors let me pay the insurance price at the time of service? I struggle to provide medical insurance for my family. I often considered buying a major medical policy and seeing if i negotiate routine care at a fair price, but nobody seems inter

Individual : Individual patients are often able to negotiate something up front if they don't have insurance, but the doctor can't simply lower his or her rate for all uninsured patients because doing so would establish a new "baseline." that's a problem because it is illegal to charge anyone less than you charge medicare for the same procedure. In your example, the doctor bills $234.00, knowing that he or she will only get $64.00--a 62% cut. If he charged you $64.00 for the same service, then by law he could not charge medicare patients any more than that, which means that the same 62% cut would earn him only $17.50. It's a crazy system. To be honest, i think the vast majority of doctors would prefer to stop taking insurance altogether and just charge patients directly. That would eliminate a ton of paperwork and delay, as you've suggested. The problem is that medical costs don't come in small, manageable chunks: for most people, there are no costs at all for years, punctuated by periodic big charges for illness or accidents. That's why insurance is a necessary evil. ...Read more

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Do you know what will really happen if i don't pay my cosmetic dentistry bill?

Do you know what will really happen if i don't pay my cosmetic dentistry bill?

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

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I have hospital bills that i can't pay for. My insurance already paid most of the bill but i still can't pay the rest. What should I do!

I have hospital bills that i can't pay for. My insurance already paid most of the bill but i still can't pay the rest. What should I do!

Medical bills: First find out if you are covered by your parent's insurance since you are under the age of 26. If not, speak to the hospital to make payment arrangements over time. ...Read more

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Can i go to the e.R. To have ectopic preg. Surgery? I'm afraid they'll reject me because I do not have ins. But I do have a fixed income, to pay bill

Can i go to the e.R. To have ectopic preg. Surgery? I'm afraid they'll reject me because I do not have ins. But I do have a fixed income, to pay bill

No: The er is for emergencies, hence emergency room. Having planned surgery is not an emergency. The only reason to go to the er for ectopic pregnancy surgery is because of a complication from not getting treatment beforehand. In that case, your health or even life may be in jeopardy. You should talk to a social worker asap to get insured or on medicaid. Don't block people with real emergencies. ...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.

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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Is laser resurfacing covered with medical insurance or is it cash pay?

Is laser resurfacing covered with medical insurance or is it cash pay?

Cash : With rare exceptions, laser resurfacing is considered a cosmetic procedure, not covered by any insurance. However, if you have a health savings account (hsa), you might be able to use that money to pay for it. Laser resurfacing is a medical procedure. ...Read more

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How can I get information on paying for medical supplies for a juvenile who has diabetes?

How can I get information on paying for medical supplies for a juvenile who has diabetes?

Do you have any: Insurance if you do have they cover 75% of all the medications, and all the treatment, also in michigan some drug store give it for free. ...Read more

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If someone suspects they need non-emergency medical care but they have to self pay, do they have options?

Yes: Yes, get to a good urgent care. They can handle most non-emergent issues, at a fraction of the cost. If they can't help you they can give you some direction about how to proceed. ...Read more

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I have lipomas on my back and one has become painful. Can i get it removed and will california medical insurance pay for it?

I have lipomas on my back and one has become painful. Can i get it removed and will california medical insurance pay for it?

Maybe: As far as the surgery, it can easily be removed but whether insurance pays or not depends on the actual policy and how it is submitted by the physician. You need to make an appointment and see what happens. ...Read more

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My wife's sex drive seems to have disappeared. Granted, we do have 4 kids together but we are also only 24. Is there a medical solution?

My wife's sex drive seems to have disappeared. Granted, we do have 4 kids together but we are also only 24. Is there a medical solution?

Most likely: She should definitely see her doctor, but it is very likely that she is just tired from being a mom to 4 young children. If your relationship needs any work, then do that work. If there is any way her load can be lightened, see that that happens. Take a vacation (sans kids). Medical factors and treatments can be helpful, but most of the time the solution is not medical. ...Read more

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How can one get adequate medical assistance in the u.S., if one's means are not enough to pay for the med bills?

Several choices.: Most communities have community heath centers which charge people based on their ability to pay. They also have people who can advise you of other programs that may be available in your community or state. You may also contact the states depart of health and human services to see if there are programs you qualify for and what other options are available to you. ...Read more

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If you have h dental bonding done... Can you pay in cash so a bill doesn't get sent sent to sent to the house?

If you have h dental bonding done... Can you pay in cash so a bill doesn't get sent sent to sent to the house?

Don't see why not: Discuss your wishes with the office staff at your visit. There is no need to send a bill if there isn't a balance, right? ...Read more

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