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Why do insurance companies not pay for adult fluoride treatment?

Why do insurance companies not pay for adult fluoride treatment?

Money: Insurance companies are in business to make money for the insurance company. To do this they have contracts that dictate what they will and will not cover. When deciding what to cover they look to eliminate as many minor procedures as possible as the least number of people will object to this. Adult Fluoride treatments are relatively inexpensive so very few people object to it not being covered. ...Read more

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I want to pay private for my treatment is it better then public?

I want to pay private for my treatment is it better then public?

What do you mean: Question is not clear
are you questionning the quality of health care between private and public
are you asking about private medical care like concierge medicine
are you comparing private payment vs insurance vs government
ask your question again and try to be more clear and specific
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How much is ketamine treatment in USA for a visitor? I can't pay much. In Australia it's $150 per injection. I can afford much less say $50.

Depends: Ketamine can only be prescribed by a doctor and it requires a special license to write for it. Ketamine treatments cost usually hundreds of dollars in USA (from 400$ to 1500$/treatment). There is no standard price! ...Read more

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Would my insurance company typically pay for laser treatment since I was diagnosed with psorias?

Would my insurance company typically pay for laser treatment since I was diagnosed with psorias?

Discuss with derm: Us will depend on your coverage provisions and the type of laser or ipl used. Your dermatologist is your best reference as they will likely have experience with third party payor's policies. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of health insurance for fertility treatment? We cannot afford to pay for it.

What is the best kind of health insurance for fertility treatment? We cannot afford to pay for it.

Depends: You need to check if insurance covers
-diagnostic testing only
-diagnostic and treatment

treatment can also include iuis only- ivf
does it include medications? Some will give a life time benefit, but be careful how you and your doctor will spend it...Don't use it all up on diagnostic testing.

The are also programs (shared risk) where if you don't take home a baby, you will get your $$ back! ...Read more

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How is microdermabrasion better than cleansing scrubs? They both take off dead skin, right? So why should I pay so much for treatment?

How is microdermabrasion better than cleansing scrubs? They both take off dead skin, right? So why should I pay so much for treatment?

More agreesive: Microdermabrassion performed by a dermatologist palstic surgeon or esthetician moves deeper in to the dermis that overther counter treatmentsw. ...Read more

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What if you've had chemotherapy and radiation treatment as well. What is the life ecpectancy then? Please don't tell me to pay $49 dollars before you

What if you've had chemotherapy and radiation treatment as well. What is the life ecpectancy then? Please don't tell me to pay $49 dollars before you

Tell us more: Do you have a diagnosis of Cancer? which site of your body is affected by cancer? What is the stage of your Cancer? . Unless we know and can tell us about the stage of your cancer, we can not estimate your prognosis. You should be able to get these answers from your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Can a doctor refuse treatment if I change settings on a cpap machine after insurance has paid for it? If the insurance has paid for it can I change it?

Can a doctor refuse treatment if I change settings on a cpap machine after insurance has paid for it? If the insurance has paid for it can I change it?

Not advised: It is really not advised to change settings on your cpap machine without consulting your pulmonologist. Doctors can refuse to treat patients. If they do refuse to treat you they are obligated to give you sufficient time to find a new physician. ...Read more

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What happens if you cannot afford to pay for hospital/doctors treatment?

What happens if you cannot afford to pay for hospital/doctors treatment?

Payment plans: If you cannot pay either the hospital or the doctors you can set up payment plans to pay a small amount every month until the debt is cleared. There may be charities that may pay for some services like church etc. You may have enquire within your community. ...Read more

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Could the nhs pay for prostate cancer treatment?

Could the nhs pay for prostate cancer treatment?

Not sure I know: What NHS is, or if the data are true (33 year old, female). But Prostate cancer only occurs in men, usually over 50. Detected by screening PSA or nodule of rectal exam. If you have an insurance plan through ACA it will help, if you are uninsured, go to Charleston Memorial Hospital and ask. ...Read more

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Does the nhs pay for any prostate cancer treatment at all?

Does the nhs pay for any prostate cancer treatment at all?

Yes: NHS is the National Health Service in the UK. As far as I know (my sister has been in England for 40 yrs) NHS pays for healthcare of all British citizens. Unless you are referring to something else by nhs??? ...Read more

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How much does the government pay a doctor for doing an endodontic treatment in egland or france?

Endodontic treatmnet: Both those countries have socialized medicine. If you can get the treatment done - remember its rationed care- then payment is made to the doctor directly and is based on schedules set up by the government. Its getting the treatment that is the issue and also getting it in a suitable time frame. ...Read more

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Need advice about pelvic inflammatory disease. Should I ask the guy to help pay for my treatment?

Need advice about pelvic inflammatory disease. Should I ask the guy to help pay for my treatment?

Medical First: You need to be treated for pelvic inflammatory disease before anything else if you have not already. You do not want to be left with active infection and the possibility for long term complications while deciding on who should contribute money. Once treated, sit down and decide if you think you will get financial help or simply argue. Ultimately, the decision will remain in your hands. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for bladder problem without any insurance? I have some money to pay up front. What's the estimate im looking for to play?

How can I get treatment for bladder problem without any insurance? I have some money to pay up front. What's the estimate im looking for to play?

Depends: The price of a doctor visits varies depending on the type of doctor you visit, the region of the country you live in and how complicated your problem is. You can often receive a discount for paying cash, negotiate a fee for your visit or receive a subsidy based on your ability to pay. Don't let the lack of funds delay you from seeking care for your problem. ...Read more

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Could the obgyn make you pay for STD treatment?

Could the obgyn make you pay for STD treatment?

Excuse Me?: Make you pay? To save your life with the right treatment? To save your ability to stay fertile by treating an infection that could cause infertility? Yes. Of course. ...Read more

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Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Lamisil, (terbinafine) etc: There are many different antifungal creams available including lotrimin, mica tin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undecalynic acid. These all work but different strains of fungus may respond better to one rather than another. Unfortunately you can tell in advance which will wor best. If it is feet, body or groin treat whole area for a minimum of 2 weeks. For resistant cases you may need prescription meds. ...Read more

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My doctor sent me to physical therapy. I didn't want to delay treatment so I could find the costs. Should have to pay thousands for 4 hours of pt?

My doctor sent me to physical therapy. I didn't want to delay treatment so I could find the costs. Should have to pay thousands for 4 hours of pt?

Shop around: If you are paying out of pocket for pt shop around for the best care with the cost being a consideration. The referring doctor should be able to refer you to several different therapy places they have sent patients to before. "thousands" implies the cost for 4 hours is at least $2000 meaning 500/hour that seems a bit steep (to be diplomatic). ;-). ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch from Lamotrigine ER to the non time-release version, for treatment of bipolar? Insurance changed and I can't pay for ER.

Is it safe to switch from Lamotrigine ER to the non time-release version, for treatment of bipolar? Insurance changed and I can't pay for ER.

Tough call!: Please call your doctor and listen to his advice.
Who is caring for your bipolar disorder?
Have you seen a Psychologist about this?

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and I've dealt with acne most of my life. I can't pay for high intense care treatment. I use African Black Soap. What do you prefer?

I'm 20 years old and I've dealt with acne most of my life. I can't pay for high intense care treatment. I use African Black Soap. What do you prefer?

Acne treatment: Most teenagers (80%) have acne. It's a right of passage to adulthood and has variable expression in different people. You can check out different websites on treatment. Www. Mayoclinic. Com and www. Johnshopkins. Com. There are good OTC treatments (benzoyl peroxide) to start. Hospital clinics have sliding fee scales. There is hope for you. Don't give up! ...Read more

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If you get free dental treatment do you have to pay for immediate dentures while you are waiting for dental implants?

If you get free dental treatment do you have to pay for immediate dentures while you are waiting for dental implants?

Not sure: You would have to ask the provider network in the UK. In the USA you would only be covered for one or the other, if the insurance even covered the implant treatment. Check before you move ahead. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I use to get sculptra treatments 3 years ago. The cost was paid for through a foundation I believe in nj. To help with facial wasting my t cells fine?

I use to get sculptra treatments 3 years ago. The cost was paid for through a foundation I believe in nj. To help with facial wasting my t cells fine?

Patient Assistance: Sculptra still has a patient assistance program to help hiv+ patients receive the product and obtain treatment. I would contact sculptra customer in order to fill out the necessary forms and find an injector in your area that participates. ...Read more

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How much should I expect to pay for behavior therapy>?

How much should I expect to pay for behavior therapy>?

Varies: The cost of behavioral health treatment varies depending on the type of license and experience of the practitioner, the geographic location, and the services provided. There can be initial assessment fees, testing fees, and ongoing therapy fees, depending on the issue. A ballpark estimate for ongoing therapy (usually 50 minutes per session) in the U.S. Might be $120-$200 per appointment. ...Read more

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What should I expect to pay for physical therapy for my back?

What should I expect to pay for physical therapy for my back?

Costs vary.: Specific treatment used determine cost. At many clinics, each thing done can generate a charge. There is no flat fee unless you negotiate that ahead of time. ...Read more

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Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Unlikely/rare: It depends on your state medicaid regulations. The only condition likely to get paid for that is for lymphedema treatment because treatment effects are objectively measurable. ...Read more

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Does any state require insurance companies to pay for fertility treatments?

Does any state require insurance companies to pay for fertility treatments?

Yes: It is mandated in 11 states nationally including mass, new jersey, rhode island, illinois to name a few. Most don't require it and is only based on your company's insurance plan. ...Read more

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If free therapy doesn't work bc the therapists are inexperienced and cannot afford paid therapy, what other choices do OCD sufferers have?

If free therapy doesn't work bc the therapists are inexperienced and cannot afford paid therapy, what other choices do OCD sufferers have?

Ocd: You could try yoga or dawnbuse. Com to try to get control of your stress and anxiety which worsens your obsessions. Deep rooted emotional turmoil is one of the hardest to deal with and you would benefit to continue therapy even if they are inexperienced. Going helps. I hope this assists you. ...Read more

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Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Hmmm. . .: Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read more

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Will insurance pay for treatments for head lice? Will my insurance pay for any kind of treatments associated with head lice for my child? .

Will insurance pay for treatments for head lice? Will my insurance pay for any kind of treatments associated with head lice for my child? .

Varies: Insurers may or not cover specific types of medications depending on what is written in the policy contract. Some will cover various medications at different co-pay levels depending on their type. Those policies with drug coverage often have a preferred list. Some exclude any medication that can be obtained over the counter. ...Read more

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How does physical therapy help lower back arthritis? I suffer from artritis in my lower back and my doctor wants me to go to physical therapy, I am concerned that I will pay for something that will do absolutly no good but the back pain has become incresi

SOME BENEFITS: Although part of goal is create less discomfort, the ultimate success should be gauged based on increased flexibility and strength which can prevent another episode of deterioration, and eventually protect you from acquired injuries secondary to trivial exertion. Have found the best rehab programs include mckenzie back exercises, but feldenkreis approach is also of value. ...Read more

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Treatment of e d?

Treatment of e d?

Several: Ed is treated depending on the cause, for example, if your testosterone is low, than replacing testosterone (there are rx creams) will help. If it is generalized ed from "aging" with underlying hypertension or diabetes, the rx meds can be very beneficial (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) cialis). If needed, there are also surgical options available. Discuss with your dr for the best option for you. ...Read more

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Treatment of infantigo?

Treatment of infantigo?

Antibiotics: This is also known more commonly as impetigo. It is usually caused by strep and /or staph bacteria. It does require antibiotics to be cured although these can be oral or topical. But must be gotten by prescription from a doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for hemrhoid?

Treatment for hemrhoid?

Two ways: Non surgical:
most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple changes to diet and bowel habits.
Fixative procedures include tying off the hemorrhoids with a rubber band or using heat, lasers, or electric current to create scar tissue (coagulation therapy).
Surgical:
surgical removal of hemorrhoids.
Some we mix both methods. ...Read more