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Old 10-06-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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We just received a check from my dermatologist for $20.
Why? We overpaid our balance.

Who would have thought a doctor would refund their patients money if the patients paid too much?!

Have you ever had a doctor do this?
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I was just refunded 30 for a co-pay to a specialist that I did not have to pay...
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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Yes, I've had it happen many times.

People think doctors are dishonest, that insurance companies are evil, pharma companies are evil. In reality, they are people just like anyone else and 99% of them are honest, just like anyone else.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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Of course. Most try to get it right at the time of service but it happens sometimes that insurance coverage is more than they expect and so they send a refund. Why wouldn't they?
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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Yes, I recently received $5 back from an oral surgeon because I overpaid. When I worked for a dentist, we sent out insurance and patient refunds every week.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Yes, I've had it happen many times.

People think doctors are dishonest, that insurance companies are evil, pharma companies are evil. In reality, they are people just like anyone else and 99% of them are honest, just like anyone else.
Insurance companies are evil but we can debate that in the Politics & Controversies board.
WellPoint Cuts Workers' Health Insurance Benefits
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Hendersonville
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yes

the health care industry isn't as evil as some would like you to believe.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Except for the idiots that work for a foot doctor I went to - LOL
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