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Do any doctors here get paid by drug companies?

Do any doctors here get paid by drug companies?

Yes and no: Generally physicians considered experts in their field are paid for lectures, research, etc. This does not necessarily label then as "company people" since their lectures are supposed to be devoid of bias. ...Read more

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Are non-employer sponsored plans outrageously expensive?

Are non-employer sponsored plans outrageously expensive?

Varies: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person or an insurance agent in our area that handles a variety of insurers. They can steer you in the right direction based on your age and current health. I would stick with the larger insurers in your area, they usually have the better plans with a larger list of providers in their network. Dr l. ...Read more

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Do insurance companies cover STD testing?

Do insurance companies cover STD testing?

Yes.: They absolutely do. I haven't heard of one not covering std testing. If you have a high deductible, there may be an out of pocket cost for you however. ...Read more

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Do commercial labs charge more than hospital ones?

Do commercial labs charge more than hospital ones?

No: I think hospital lab charge more than the commercial labs. ...Read more

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How do online DNA testing services work? Are they reliable at all?

How do online DNA testing services work?  Are they reliable at all?

Go to...: Go to www.Genome.Gov and in the column on the right select "genetic disorders faq"; at that site select "faq about genetic testing". ...Read more

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Do you accept united healthcare medicaid insurance?

Do you accept united healthcare medicaid insurance?

Don't know: please contact support at healthtap.com , i am jus the doctor answering questions/giving medicine. ...Read more

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Do you know what hsa bank expenses cover?

Do you know what hsa bank expenses cover?

Medical expenses: HSA funds should be used for medical expenses that your insurance doesn't pick up like deductible, some test, medical equipment. ...Read more

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Do you think insurance companies pay for smoking cessation programs?

Do you think insurance companies pay for smoking cessation programs?

Some do.: The best way to find out is to ask. Many insurance companies cover nicotine replacement patches and wellbutrin (bupropion) (an oral medication). Chantix (another pill) is not usually covered. 1-800-quit now is a free, personalized telephone support hotline for smoking cessation. And there is www.Quitnet.Com, which is also a good free resource. Good luck! ...Read more

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Trying to find a medicare part d insurance company that pays for butorphanol?

Trying to find a medicare part d insurance company that pays for butorphanol?

Medicare part d: Good luck - appropriate coverage is becoming a thing of the past. Keep in mind that there is going to be a further $500mil dollar reduction in medicare funding. ...Read more

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Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Yes, but...: ...Guess what? Insurance companies can also look at your paper records too. Built into the contracts they sign with doctors, insurance companies can "audit" a physician to look at their clinical notes. This is to prevent overbilling or incorrectly billing. So your insurance company already has access to all of your medical records. An ehr would make it easier to share those records. ...Read more

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Why don't pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

Why don't pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

I can guess: While i can't speak for drug companies, i can speak in general terms. A female is the one who has to bear the possible "burden" of an unwanted pregnancy, so female contraception tends to be the greater priority. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors provide regular probono services to the public like attorneys do? Other than some low income clinics floating around, why don't doctors provide probono services to the poor and those who cannot afford to pay? Alternatively, why don't you

Why don't doctors provide regular probono services to the public like attorneys do? Other than some low income clinics floating around, why don't doctors provide probono services to the poor and those who cannot afford to pay? Alternatively, why don't you

It : It has to do with medicare laws. It is illegal to charge any patient less than you charge medicare for the same service. Thus, if you accept medicare patients, which most doctors do, you cannot give free care in your office. Even free screenings can get you in trouble. The only solution is to drop medicare form your existing practice--which defeats the purpose of providing care to underserved people--or to establish a separate practice that does not take medicare. However, that separate practice will have its own overhead costs, and if you don't charge for your services you can't cover your out-of-pocket expenses. For the record, I do volunteer my services at a university hospital, but that only saves the money for the hospital--they still have to charge the patients or they would violate the law. And also for the record, though such donations of time are worth a great deal of money, pro bono services are not tax-deductable. ...Read more

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Does health insurance pay for over-the-counter medicines?

Varies by insurance.: It all depends on your insurance company. Some insurance plans cover over-the-counter medications. For example, in california, medicaid covers things like generic tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin without any co-pay. Private insurance plans may be different. Usually the best way to find out this information is through the insurer's website. Sometimes finding the info is hard, however, even for doctors! ...Read more

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Where to buy eyeglasses in zip code 23233 with my health insurance coverage?

Where to buy eyeglasses in zip code 23233 with my health insurance coverage?

Call your insurer.: Your health insurance company can answer this question. Please look at the number on your card; the customer service people can help you find a store. You may also find this information on your insurance company's web site, or ask at a local favorite store if they accept your insurance. ...Read more

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Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

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

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Are health insurance companies providing solutions to help us or keep costs low?

Are health insurance companies providing solutions to help us or keep costs low?

Health insurances: Health insurances are a risk management for profit business. Their goal is to make a profit. Since they were introduce they have caused health prices to go up. They are betting on not having to pay for treatment. Now that health cost is so high we can not do without them. With the introduction of the hmo's and ppo's, the have succeeded transferring the health risk to the health providers. ...Read more