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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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Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...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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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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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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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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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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I was positive for clymidahia and I think its coming back don't have insurance so I don't want to go back to the hospital for a bill what can I take O?

I was positive for clymidahia and I think its coming back don't have insurance so I don't want to go back to the hospital for a bill what can I take O?

You cannot take: Anything over the counter that would treat Chlamydia. You may need another examination of your female parts to see if it is still Chlamydia, as the initial treatment from the hospital visit should have taken care of it. See a healthcare provider and consider what your health is worth to your life/living as opposed to not seeking help. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Family psychotherapy I saw my child's therapist, alone, to discuss his status and condition. Md coded the bill with 90846. Will insurance cover this?

Family psychotherapy I saw my child's therapist, alone, to discuss his status and condition. Md coded the bill with 90846. Will insurance cover this?

Health insurance: Health insurance companies and policies vary widely. To know what they cover (and what they do not) you need to check your policy handbook, web site, or other guidelines. If these do not tell you, you can call the company's help line to ask. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Would my insurance cover the bill for STD testing having only to pay 15dollar co-pay? If I don't know what STD I should be looking for is there a standard STD test that covers everything?

Would my insurance cover the bill for STD testing having only to pay 15dollar co-pay? If I don't know what STD I should be looking for is there a standard STD test that covers everything?

Hard to say...: It's hard to say what your insurance will cover without knowing your plan. However, if you are concerned about std's you can also check with your local health department, in many places there are free clinics that cover these services (check http://hivtest. Cdc. Gov) there is not a single standard std test, but individual tests for hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, etc. ...Read more

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I got a letter from my GI doctor about a test I have to do, and it has bill type t, what does that mean. I have blue cross blue shield insurance.

Local question: Since we are not the physician who wrote the letter and are not in any way aware of what the test is this should addressed locally. It is impossible to answer here on this international app. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedies to do for ringing in my left ear or if I have a middle ear infection. Don't have insurance & can't afford an expensive bill?

Is there any home remedies to do for ringing in my left ear or if I have a middle ear infection. Don't have insurance & can't afford an expensive bill?

Enzymes, Neuromics ;: This is a challenging problem western medicine seldom helps but there are treatments that may help. Garry gordon md reports great results with homeopathy ; the use of proteolytic enzymes pioneered by dr. Schedler in germany- see http://fight4yourhealth. Com/answers/tinnitus. Consider neuromics: http://www. Neuromonics. Com/? Page_id=36
for home remedies see http://earthclinic. Com/cures/tinnitus. Html. ...Read more

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How and where do you report unethial work done by a dentist I have work done and not only was it poorly done and didn't last I was making payments on a dental bill where she charged me full price instead of fee schedule and never billed my dental insuranc

How and where do you report unethial work done by a dentist I have work done and not only was it poorly done and didn't last I was making payments on a dental bill where she charged me full price instead of fee schedule and never billed my dental insuranc

Most: Most states have a way to file a complaint. Every state is different. You could contact the state board of dentistry and they can guide you through the process. Many states allow you to file a complaint online. ...Read more

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Why is insurance so expensive?

Why is insurance so expensive?

Publicly owned: Amazing ain't it? They are in the business of making money! Do you own a 401k? Do you like your money to grow? Your stock investments to make money? I betcha you are an insurance company stockholder if you have a good mutual fund, and may not even know it. By the way, you are funding medicare and medicaid too! Only in america... ...Read more

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Is aarp insurance good for us or for them?

Opinion: Hello. My response is based on a limited number of comments made to me by people who belonged to the aarp. They indicated that they were pleased with their policies. ...Read more

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Because I have no insurance and I need a question answered?

Because I have no insurance and I need a question answered?

Here for you dear: Maybe we could help you.....certainly we would try. Please ask a question, if you desire. Yours, Zmd ...Read more

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Oh dear lord please help me, I have no insurance and I need help?

Oh dear lord please help me, I have no insurance and I need help?

County clinic.: For free or low cost care, i'd visit a county clinic or a federally qualified health center (fqhc). Fqhcs are available throughout the U.S. And often serve low income or people without insurance. Also, many primary care offices take cash, so you don't necessarily need insurance to see a doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Toothache & no insurance? Double pain.

Toothache & no insurance? Double pain.

Get insurance: Dental insurance can cost 10-20 dollars per month. You can buy it without buying medical health insurance. The saving are well worth it! Google "dental insurance.". ...Read more

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What are the limits of travel insurance?

What are the limits of travel insurance?

Check Details: Check limits of your own insurance first. Most critical if you are going to developing lands--will they pay for evacuation to a site of up to date care if needed? What about a life flight to usa or europe? You may need to buy extra evacuation or repatriation insurance. Does your company exclude high risk activity like scuba diving? Out of network? Require preauthorization for hospitalization etc? ...Read more

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I don't have insurance but I think I might be miscarrying. What should I do?

Miscarriage: There is no specific treatment for miscarriage. Some bleeding during early pregnancy is common. If it is persistent, it may result in miscarriage and there is nothing that doctors can do to prevent it. Thus, while I realize that you are probably very anxious, the best thing is to just wait and see what happens. If the bleeding persists, you will know it is a miscarriage with a blood test (hcg). ...Read more

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What insurances cover ivf?

What insurances cover ivf?

Depends on State: 13 states currently mandate coverage of infertility problems.
See http://attainivf. Com/ivf-insurance for a listing ...Read more

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Is there any insurance that covers IVF services?

Is there any insurance that covers IVF services?

Yes, there are: Some that cover. A big factor is the state you are employed in. If it is IL, MA, CT, Nj, RI, MD. .. then you are in luck. These states have the best mandate to require insurance companies to provide IVF coverage. Otherwise, it is up to your employer. ...Read more

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What is supplemental insurance for medicare? I'm 63

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What is supplemental insurance for medicare? I'm 63

Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www. Usmedicare. Com. ...Read more

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I've found lymps on my breast and don't have insurance?

I've found lymps on my breast and don't have insurance?

Local health dept: I recommend you contact your local health department to find a health center so you can get examined. There is also the natl breast & cervical program that provides evaluations as well. To find a center in your area:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/nbccedp/screenings. Htm. ...Read more

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Will you accept insurance?

Will you accept insurance?

No insurance issues: Free, public HealthTap questions and their answers provide helpful information for both the person asking the question and for other HealthTap users around the world. For private, one-on-one consultations with HealthTap doctors via cell phone, a tablet, or a computer, try HealthTap Prime or HealthTap Concierge. Insurance is not involved in HealthTap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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What are caps on insurance?

What are caps on insurance?

Payout limits: Read your policy. Most limit total payout for a lifetime, or an amount for a given illness, or the amount for certain drugs, etc. One more example of the fact that medicine is not controlled by doctors or hospitals but by insurance companies. ...Read more

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What is the best vision insurance?

What is the best vision insurance?

Depends: Depends on the plans in your state. Do some online research to find out what your options are. ...Read more

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Will there be more caps on insurance?

Probably: Do not be mislead; insurance companies are interested only in money ---- not your health, or the health of the public in general. Caps are a way to enhance the premium so they have to payout less in the long run and these have some variance so that more expensive treatments can be capped with a greater amount. They will try to sneak in more restrictive caps any time no one is looking. ...Read more

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Am I required to have health insurance?

Am I required to have health insurance?

Depends: In mass, there is a relatively small financial penalty if you don't have health insurance. It's different in other states - there is not a law requiring health insurance. In 2014 with obamacare, you will be incentivized to carry some form of health insurance (unless the courts overturn it or it is repealed). Meaning you will pay a financial penalty if you don't. ...Read more

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Why do you need my insurance information?

I don't but: Your doctor does so he/she can bill your insurance. If you don't like providing it your doctor can bill you and you can deal directly with the insurance company ...Read more