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November 01, 2005



Show me any business in the US other than medical care where reimbursement is limited to the actual cost of goods paid by the provider. Show me another business where one can purchase services for a price that already been set by a third party. The scenario presented where a profit is made on the lab test is not horrific. It, in fact, is reimbursement for that physician's time and expertise in reviewing the results and may well represent the difference in a charge between two office visits, one having had lab tests and the other none. Both charges for the visit would otherewise be the same. Killing the profit from lab causes the price of both visits to increase and one patient gets less for the money than the other. But don't ask me - it's only my business.


It's impossible to sort out what one is being billed for, when the invoice from the billing firm lists just 'patient encounter' during an office visit. In addition, the billing company still lists the old military 'champus' instead of the new (hey, it's a decade old) Tricare...

I refuse to pay until the service is clearly declined and I know what I am paying for.

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Whoa, that's not very good to hear. How will the patients trust them if they knew doctors do something like that!

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We don't want to admit but health is a huge business and they are people that they want more money. So it is obvious that they are searching way to get more money. but it is great that companies are getting into this to avoid this kind of problem in the future.

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can not believe that some doctors lets this happend, poor people, obviosly the peope dont get better, just get worst, because the bills to pay are too hight

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