He said that he charges by the minute and that insurance company only pays him for 30 minutes spend with the patient. Due to my son's various prescription medication taking at the moment the doctor had to look for side effects and interactions between prescriptions. He spend time and effort explaining every detail but at the end he said that he would have to charge us for the extra time spend.
I don't really want to pay since we have insurance through an employer and this doctor is part of the HMO network. What can I do to avoid the cost and still being able to continue seeing the doctor next follow up visit.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Mar. 11, 2011 in Kids' Health
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Answer by grismelda at 4:35 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
Call your insurance company and discuss this with them. You may have to pay it, but I'd definitely speak to them first. When I've had billing issues with a provider I've had better luck getting an answer that made sense from my insurance company than from the medical facility. Not all issues were resolved in my favor, but I did feel better paying when after the reason for the charges were explained to me.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 4:51 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
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