Caught in Limbo With Injury - Worker's Comp or Not? [more inside]
How to handle insurance when your doctor/therapist goes AWOL? [more inside]
I got a small bill for lab work done as part of a routine annual exam. The entire amount should have been covered in full. At what point do I give up and just pay the bill? [more inside]
I recently went to a functional medicine doctor. The administrative staff has been negligent. She misdiagnosed me and recommended unnecessary testing. Not to mention the cost! I don't think I should go back, but should I write a letter? Details behind the cut. [more inside]
Hello everyone, my mom was taken to a hospital by ambulance a few mornings ago when she couldn't move her legs and get out of bed. This stems from a previous issue with nerve damage and spinal problems which she's had surgery for before. She met the same doctor from her previous surgery, whom she couldn't pay, and was berated and threatened by him. [more inside]
Negotiating self pay medical bill. I want to have an idea of how much the surgical practice/surgeon would have been paid if the patient had had insurance.
How much will they get if they hire a collection agency? Do they get a percentage or just sell the debit for a fixed price?
The patient is being billed 1850.00 self pay for the procedure.
The procedure was at a major Boston hospital and the patient is being billed self pay due to a temporary lapse in subsidized insurance. The hospital has already written off the bill. The billing date was sometime around the end of March 2013.
The patient has been told by the billing organization that represents the surgeon that they have to deal directly with the surgeon or their practice.
Short version: Outpatient facility acknowledges they owe me money but has not paid up. Their eternal answer is "The check will go out Thursday. We know it was supposed to go out last Thursday but it will go out this Thursday. Promise!" It's been over a month now, and I've called several times a week. How do I get my money back? More details inside if you want them. [more inside]
Am I wrong about how primary care vs. specialists works or is my doctor's offfice badly managed? [more inside]
My psychiatrist's office is behaving in an incompetent manner and I am furious. Aside from finding another doctor, how should I handle this? [more inside]
My girlfriend just got a cut on her leg from a glass table, about 1/4" deep, maybe a little deeper. We think she needs stitches or at least antibiotics, but she doesn't have health insurance. What is the cheapest option to get looked at and treated? [more inside]
Going to the gynecologist tomorrow: What to ask/test for and should I use my insurance? [more inside]
Help me find health insurance. Moving back to the States with wife and two kids after being away for 10 years. May not have jobs when we return. What is the best way to find health insurance? I have no idea where to start or what my options are if we return unemployed. Moving to Texas if that is relevant.
I'm a 23 y/o male, living back and forth in PA and NJ. I'm looking to buy my own health insurance of some persuasion, and I need lots of advice. I have no known health issues, and I've been slightly underemployed as of late. Thanks! [more inside]
What I think is my Achilles Tendon or is in that area at least started hurting like crazy on my right foot when I walk. I would like to see a doctor about this but my health insurance has a super high deductible, and is mainly to keep an unforeseen emergency from bankrupting me. How can I have someone check this out where it won't cost me an arm and a leg, is there some kind of clinic I can go to? Mid 20s, located in LA.
Can a US insurance company require or request that you have a physical by a certain date? [more inside]
New Yorkers on United Health Care: care to recommend (or warn against) an orthopedist, gynecologist, general practitioner, etc, etc? [more inside]
They sad I probably had cancer. Turned out it was mono. Is this normal? [more inside]
Recommend a General Practitioner in Chico California. [more inside]
Doctor-insurance filter: Any doctors out there have experience with becoming an "in network" provider for United Health Care? Can I convince my doctor to do this? [more inside]
I'm having ongoing billing issues with a doctor and it's time I seek resolution with a third party. Where should I go? [more inside]
Will my doctor switch me from an OTC medication to prescription if I just ask nicely? [more inside]
I'm a male in my mid-twenties, active, and have been for the most part healthy. A few months ago I started getting some strange symptoms, and pain in one of my testicles. I was uninsured so I went to the doctor anonymously
and paid cash. His thoughts were it was probably just a standard infection, and gave me some antibiotics and told me to come back if the pain persisted. Around that time I also went to an anonymous city clinic to see if it could be an STD and everything up until then checked out OK. There was a test *Syphilis that I hadn't called back on for results, I did so today and they said the test was negative as well, but there was "something else was going on".. Apparently, the second part of the Syphilis test showed them this. I also asked again about the STD related stuff and they said all that was fine. [more inside]
What can I do if my doctor will not give me the information I need to file with my insurance? [more inside]
Are there any potential downsides to telling one's doctor that he uses marijuana? [more inside]
How do I choose a primary care physician? [more inside]
i'm 31. i recently got medical insurance for the first time in 13 years. i am exhibiting some symptoms of stomach cancer and would like to get it checked out.
how do i find a good doctor? [more inside]
Help me and my boyfriend find a/multiple doctors in Cambridge, MA. Difficulty: BCBS HMO Blue plan. [more inside]
I wasn't at all satisfied with the doctor I chose for my yearly checkup. What's the best way to get a refund, if possible? [more inside]
A twofold question, both procedural and specific, about doctors, insurance plans, choices, research, and, optionally, the downtown Chicago Loop area. [more inside]