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Hospitals That Accept Tricare
Don't know: please contact support at healthtap.com , i am jus the doctor answering questions/giving medicine. ...Read more
Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?
Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more
Not often: This has generally been legislated out of most plans although it was common in the past. Many plans, however, have time limitations so no coverage for many conditions including pregnancy for a period of 4-8 months after signing up to prevent people with no insurance or competing insurance from jumping into a new plan while already having a condition. ...Read more
Share facilities: This actually is purely a matter of the facility policy, which differs from place to place. Medically there is no reason why a facility can't be shared with proper hygience. It's usually just a matter of convenience and sometimes of psychological factors and personal preferences. ...Read more
Some more suitable: Heathcare is expensive and a company providing health coverage its for employees must spend huge dollars. Because of cost, benefits maybe limitted and so some employees may opt for another medical plan else where to meet their medical needs. Or, his/her spouse working elsewhere has a better plan. Talk to your human resource office to find out what is provided vs what you need. Good luck. ...Read more
Do medical doctors/nurses/hospitals have legal accountability to me (consumer/customer) or the insurance company?
Lawyer : Talk to your lawyer if you want legal help, this site is addressing medical concerns. ...Read more
Restrictions/payment: Many hmo plans make it difficult for the doctor to take care of patients, requiring preauthorizations for lab tests and other 'routine' interventions.Doctors offices need to increase the number of their employees in order to 'manage the paperwork' and this increase expense of being a doctor is only exacerbated by the declining payments that the doctor has to accept if they participate. ...Read more
See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more
I have two impacted teeth, im unemployed w/no insurance. Is there any dentists that offer affordable payment plans? Looking for dentists that can provide service thats needed and accept payment plans or offer income base service
Insurance co-pays: I cannot know about every state and every insurance company, but to the best of my knowledge yes. And why wouldn't they even if they were not required? Health care providers who participate in these plans are generally receiving less than their normal private fees anyway. ...Read more
Should colleges cut tuition costs for med students so their practices won't charge a lot of money to pay back student loans?
Thinking of ways: To cut health care costs is always good. Something, our elected officials should do a better job at. There are problems with your concept mentioned. What if those students don't graduate? What if they decide they don;t like being doctors and stop? Most fees are set by insurance companies and many are low to begin with. If you lower them more, the doctors won't be able to pay for malpractice etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?
Tubal ligation.What is required to do in-vitro physically&financially?How do people pay? Finance? Up front? Pay plan through clinic? Same ?S reversal?
Reversal vs IVF: Depending how menu children you desire. Procedures are not covered by insurance. Cost for ivf varies from clinic to clinic. Some clinics have payment plan. Cost is $7000 to 10.000 per cycle . Reversal is less expensive in the long run. Cost varies from $5000 to to $8000 and is one time expense. A hope around. Always ask for success rate of the facilities (take home babies) good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer