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Every time I pay a doctors bill before insurance does, it seems nearly impossible to get refunded. What is best?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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