I saw a new doctor last June. It was a wellness check-up. They billed me as a a back pain appointment. They also billed me for a facility fee of $195.00 at Cleveland Clinic. I called them to correct my bill. They told me because I discussed other things during my wellness check, I had to be billed differently. I have insurance and I am entitled to a wellness check."So what can patients discuss with a doctor during a wellness check?" I was so angry with the doctor and the insurance company. Patients do not know they charge facility fees on top of the visit.
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Thanks for sharing! I did call and fight it! But the doctors refuse to resubmit code! I am so angry I will not go to any doctor who works for clevland clinic because of how they bill!
Papa bear, very interesting! Is what you pay based on income earning? What happens about those who do not pay into the system? Who pays for that?
It is based on your income what you pay in, but no one is excluded, everyone gets the same access of treatment, even the guy on the street.
ConversantLeader, Thanks for your insight. I am going to go to a different doc. I will aslo ask the doc before I leave how they are coding each visit so that i get billed correctly.
Paxwill, thanks! I did call them 3-5 times! It is a huge headache! I told them they need a dos and don't poster telling patients what subjects discussed incur fees. They beat the patient down!