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Is there a government program that provides dental assistance for low income individuals over the age of 25?

Is there a government program that provides dental assistance for low income individuals over the age of 25?

Medicaid: Medicaid is one such program. The dental coverage is usually just for essential procedures. Check with yout local office for coverage and benefits. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?

Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?

FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more

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Any feed back about Covered California insurance? Any reason the providers discriminate this insurance compared to individual plan or group plan?

Any feed back about Covered California insurance?  Any reason the providers discriminate this insurance compared to individual plan or group plan?

Covered California: Simple answer: poor reimbursement and too many regulations. I cannot keep providing the level of Ophthalmology care my patients need and deserve with the payments under Covered California. ...Read more

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"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high! only income comes, via social security disability, an

"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, 
professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high!  only income comes, via social security disability, an

I : I don't know if this will be helfpul, but here is a list of dental groups in anaheim that provide free or low cost dental services. Community dental services inc anaheim - (714) 828-1211 anaheim, ca - 92801 dds inc anaheim - (714)491-9264 anaheim, ca - 92801 grand dental - (714) 828-3028 anaheim, ca - 92801 western dental services inc anaheim - (714)635-6000 anaheim, ca - 92802 n a dental corporation - (714)491-0082 anaheim, ca - 92801 california smile dental group anaheim - (714)826-9000 anaheim, ca - 92804 consumer health inc - newport dental center - (714)491-8441 anaheim, ca - 92806 anaheim community dentistry - (714)635-0855 anaheim, ca - 92806 state college dental group - (714)772-5005 anaheim, ca - 92806 jacks, scott, dds inc - (877)567-6453 anaheim, ca - 92806 altamed medical & dental group: anaheim lincoln - 714-780-5690 anaheim, ca - 92801 good luck. ...Read more

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My insurance plan covers 70% of the cost for certain medications. What are cheap alternatives to tazorac (tazarotene) that would cost less than $100 with insurance?

My insurance plan covers 70% of the cost for certain medications. What are cheap alternatives to tazorac (tazarotene) that would cost less than $100 with insurance?

Ask your MD: Your physician should be able to look at the formulary for your insurance and pick a less expensive alternative. You could also discuss this with your pharmacist & insurance company. ...Read more

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Can insurance plans still limit coverage for a pre-existing condition or is that now illegal?

Can insurance plans still  limit coverage for a pre-existing condition or is that now illegal?

Eventually: Currently the coverage depends upon the policies in place at each job. Some policies deny coverage altogether for pre-existing conditions; others have a waiting period. When the federal aca act is fully in force in 2014 this will no longer be allowed and coverage is mandatory. ...Read more

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How many patient lost their lives due to early discharged from icu / hdu? Is it a policy of hospital for patient re-admission & double earning?

How many patient lost their lives due to early discharged from icu / hdu? Is it a  policy of hospital for patient re-admission & double earning?

Inappropriate: This is not appropriate care, no; however, this question is more of a troll question, and i doubt you seriously expect any sort of medical advice for an answer. If you have legal issues with malpractice, you need to seek a lawyer; this forum is not appropriate for it. ...Read more

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Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?

Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?

Who pays?: Medicare does not pay for long term care, assisted living, home care, transportation. So , yes, unless you financially qualify for medicaide, you will need to pay for residential care or home care(unless there is a skilled nursing need, then medicare will pay for a while in rehab or home care). ...Read more

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Does insurance companies have limits to their services such as maternity, etc.? My husband's adopted daughter keeps on going to the hospital for maternity care (miscarriages, etc.). Is there any limitations in a family plans' services? Is it individually

Does insurance companies have limits to their services such as maternity, etc.? My husband's adopted daughter keeps on going to the hospital for maternity care (miscarriages, etc.).  Is there any limitations in a family plans' services? Is it individually

Read your contract: Each plan has its own limitations and or exclusions which are in written form in the contract.Many times these are also posted online or available to you by calling the customer service representatives at the company or the personnel office if you get your coverage through work. ...Read more

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Are there any free kidney transplant hospitals in the USA that offer free or low cost transplant operations to poor patients from overseas?

Are there any free kidney transplant hospitals in the USA that offer free or low cost transplant operations to poor patients from overseas?

No: Cal different hospitals in the US and ask for the international laison person. Discuss your situation with that person and don,t be shy about asking for help. good luck ...Read more

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Who pays for the cost of organ donation? Does the donor family pay anything?

Who pays for the cost of organ donation? Does the donor family pay anything?

Recipient: The recipient of the organ transplant pays the cost of donation. This is most relevant in living donor transplants. For decreased donor organ donation the family is not charged for thee surgery or any lab tests or other procedures related to the donation. They will however be billed for medical care given prior to brain death and consent for organ donation. ...Read more

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Why would a health insurance company deny coverage to someone because of past fertility treatment?

Why would a health insurance company deny coverage to someone because of past fertility treatment?

Call them: Some deny it as a pre-existing condition (though this may stop with affordable care act, ) and some plans have limited or no fertility coverage. Call the customer relations rep for your company and ask; make them explain to you why. ...Read more

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In the state of florida can I bill medicaid patient for a 92015 (refraction)?

In the state of florida can I bill medicaid patient for a 92015 (refraction)?

Check the internet: This depends on the type of medicaid the patient has. In general, the anser is no, but you should check the florida medicaid website or your florida medicaid office for direction on this as each state is different. Good luck! ...Read more

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We are traveling to florida usa from ontario canada and wonder what is on average cost for dialysis per session in dialysis clinic that we can acxpec?

We are traveling to florida usa from ontario canada and wonder what is on average cost for dialysis per  session in dialysis clinic that we can acxpec?

$400-500/session: The average cost for a dialysis-patient is about $64, 000/yr in the us. With 52 wks/yr and 3 sessions/week, 64, 000:156 gives you about $410+ per session. This is just an estimate. You will need to get established with a local physician--a nephrologist (kidney doc) who will order the dialysis and monitoring etc...Medical care in us is expensive. Good luck. ...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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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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Why would a health insurance company deny new coverage to someone because of past infertility?

Why would a health insurance company deny new coverage to someone because of past infertility?

Have right to appeal: Many plans cover infertility diagnostic tests, some (depends on employer, plan, state in which the insurance company is based) cover fertility treatment and/or drugs. Many have lifetime dollar limits and other specifications like you have to do IUI cycles before ivf. Coverage is high in a couple of states with mandates. Denial for pre-existing infertility is harsh, try appeal process. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Humana-medicare, where someone can only go a specific doctor for referral, is it better than the regular medicare where one paid just 20% more choice?

Restricted healthcar: Get used to the future of healthcare - you will be told where to go, who to see, and what treatments you can have - you and your doctor will have no choice (unless you pay cash). ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

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