Q&A

Does my friend have to pay a medical bill for a procedure he was told, would be covered by Medicare?

My friend, who is legally, mentally disabled, had a vasectomy. He told the doctor’s office up front that he had Medicare, and could not afford it otherwise. They said he was fully covered, and told him it wouldn’t cost him … Continue reading

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Can I go after a hospital and one of its doctors for violating my HIPPA privacy act while I was in their hospital?

A few months ago I was in the hospital for a Sickle cell crisis. I was having some issues with the doctor so I was speaking to a patient advocate. Then my mom called saying the doctor called her asking … Continue reading

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Can you sue a hospital because a nurse that works there went and told information about me 2 my ex husband?

I was at the emergency room and the nurse’s husband works for my ex husband and she had asked me some questions then went back and told my ex husband then he told my son and my son came and … Continue reading

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Hospital and Physician Independent Contractor Agreements?

If a hospital has an agreement with a physician to provides patient services and that physician is an independent contractor ( bills separately for his own services), does the physician’s compensation still need to be set at fair market value? … Continue reading

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Would it be a HIPAA violation?

I am an agent #3 for healthcare of my boyfriend. His #1 and #2 are his nephews. Hospital biz office advised me I, as a non-primary agent, cannot talk to my boyfriend’s doctors in his absence, only the primary agent … Continue reading

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Can a Medicare provider ask a patient for deductible information and require the deductible be paid upfront?

Can a Medicare provider ask a patient for deductible information and require the deductible be paid upfront?

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Why can’t they bill medical for a service a year ago since I had medical back then?

On October 2013 I went to the hospital for a pregnancy issue, gave them my medical information. I didn’t know they worked with an outside imaging place, now this imaging place is billing me for that service.

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