Can a doctor's office make you pay your deductible before you are even seen in their office?
If you are not comfortable ask to pay after you see the doctor and get the services. If they say no and you are not happy, see another office or doctor. Also, when you see your doctor, discuss the customer service issues with the Doctor that are happening at the front of the office. If a doctor thinks they might lose patients from asking them to pay first, see if you can work something out with them. The office probably just gets burned with a lot of people not paying their bills in the past.
If you mean the total annual deductible on the policy, the answer is....NO.
If you mean, can they require payment before services are actually rendered, the answer is , YES.
I do not like this practice.......but it is the same protocol as fast food restraunts and online retailers subscribe to.
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