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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Student Topics
Question: Physician misquoted costs
|DrZhivago - Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:53 am|
I've been seeing the same doctor for several years now and have been happy for the most part. A couple weeks ago he recommended that I get a CT scan for precationary measures. I do not have insurance and he knows this. I asked him how much it would cost and he said between $500 and $800. He told me he knows it's expensive for me, but recommended I do it. Long story short, I just received the bill for the CT scan/s and it is almost $5, 000 for apparently two cat scans (didn't I realize I needed two), a contrast media, and a seperate bill from a company called Radia.
What should I do about this? I depend on my doctor, not only for medical reasons, but to I depend on him to be looking out for my best interests in all areas and to explain all my options medically and financially.
Any advice is appreciated.
|Dr. Anthony Solomon - Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:32 am|
This is ridiculous!
There must be a procedure for complaints to the parties involved. If you have not complained to your doctor, do so immediately and ask him to assist you in filing a complaint to the parties who billed you.
You have every right to be upset about the misrepresentation of costs and prohibitive bill.
I am assuming of course that you did not receive any other investigations or treatment that you are unaware of.
I hope you are successful with your complaint.
Dr Anthony Solomon
MB BS DTM&H DIP. VEN FRSM
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