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does your doctors office charge to have forms filled out?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
We are military and use a civilian ped for our kids. Well we are moving and the doctor has to fill out some forms for our kids and they're charging to do it now. 25 per form. Its not billable to insurance..then records are 1.00 first page 25 cents each additional page..which for my kids will wind up being 100 or so.

Fuucck
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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Thelmama
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:25 AM

No, that is craziness.  How many pages do your kids need? 100 dollars is  a lot of pages.  

NEVERMIND.....uggh...I need more coffee. Read that wrong ,you are talking records, not just forms.

We never had to pay if one doctor asked for them from another. Once we had them copied for one child and there was a 25 dollar cap on it, regardless of the number of pages.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:25 AM
But filling out forms? Is that common to?


Quoting jillianmayasmom:

My doctor doesn't but, I have heard of it. Charging for medical records is very common.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Ask the peds office to see if they can give you an exception or at least a discount for being military.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Well I have 4 kids and we've been with this doctor for 10 years. 2 of them have some medical issues and pretty thick records. Not to mention the specialists records who probably also charge.


Quoting Thelmama:

No, that is craziness.  How many pages do your kids need? 100 dollars is  a lot of pages.  


my4littlegirls
by Bronze Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Charging for medical records is normal. That is insanely cheap compared to what the hospitial I worked at charged. We never charged if it was for contunied care. Like what you are doing taking them to a different doctor. Have you explained to them that you are moving overseas and needs the records for their next doctor? 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Nope not ours but we also don't use pediatricians!  They charge if you are picking your records up yourself but its like $5 total but to fill out forms they don't charge anything.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:27 AM
And that includes the 25 per form they have to fill out.


Quoting Thelmama:

No, that is craziness.  How many pages do your kids need? 100 dollars is  a lot of pages.  


mommy_me
by ~The Three B's~ on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:28 AM

 Ive never heard of that. That is terrible

Thelmama
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:28 AM

I edited my former reply..I read it wrong, I thought you were talking only medical forms not records...need more coffee.

Quoting Anonymous:

Well I have 4 kids and we've been with this doctor for 10 years. 2 of them have some medical issues and pretty thick records. Not to mention the specialists records who probably also charge.


Quoting Thelmama:

No, that is craziness.  How many pages do your kids need? 100 dollars is  a lot of pages.  



jillianmayasmom
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:28 AM
It depends on the doctor. I have heard of it.


Quoting Anonymous:

But filling out forms? Is that common to?




Quoting jillianmayasmom:

My doctor doesn't but, I have heard of it. Charging for medical records is very common.


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