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05-05-2012, 04:56 PM
I had my first in office instills in march. Just got the bills. They are billing it as a surgery! :cussing:
I now do these at home so them billing as a surgery seems crazy!
How does everyone else's uro bill these?
05-05-2012, 06:25 PM
All of my Drs (GP, uro, urogyn, ortho) bill anything thats "invasive" as surgery. I too questioned this the first time i received a "surgical" bill after a simple cortisone injection as that wasnt *my* definition of "surgery". Just to be sure its not a billing error phone the Drs office and inquire.
05-06-2012, 02:34 AM
i did call. If I would've known it was going to be billed as such, I would not have let them do 4 of them in office. I would've had them show me how the first time. Guess its time to set up a payment plan:shake:
05-06-2012, 05:47 PM
Wait....do you mean that by them billing it as "surgery" that it affected the charge to you? I must have misunderstood...wow, that would make me rather irritated. My Drs that i mentioned simply list the procedure as "surgery"; they dont charge as such though. Sorry i misunderstood.
If i were you i would let the Dr know that informing patients up front regarding this practice would be appreciated. Im sure it could definitely put a hurting on ones payments.
05-06-2012, 11:50 PM
yes. I'm billed for an office visit, the procedure, and the meds for the instil.
05-21-2012, 07:02 AM
When I was doing installs (in the doctors office) they just billed me for a regular doctor visit. I don't know. Dealing with insurance companies and doctors offices seems to be a full time job!
06-05-2012, 06:27 AM
I went to the pharmacy to p/u my Rx for the instillations and it was not covered, I would have to pay 1680.00 a month for the medication then take to the phy's office to have it inserted. Or if I ask to teach me at home it would still be 1680.00 for the medications to mix in my "cocktail" IDK what do I do.
06-05-2012, 02:31 PM
What is the reasoning for them not being covered, and if you are having it done at your doctor's office, why aren't they preparing them for you?
06-05-2012, 02:47 PM
God is good, no more than 10min ago the pharmacy called they were able to get the medications covered by the insurance co. Now I also called the doctors office today and the nurse said no worries they would take care of the supplies. Now after all my worries and prayers today God made away. I have both the doctors office providing all supplies and the insurance covering the medications, however working in medical billing I see a lot of patients bringing there own medication (in cases like this) and the office is infusing or injecting so it's not out the norm for a patient to have to bring or supply there own meds. Regardless it is all working it self out now. It is a blessing to have this site to have other people who are going through the samething to talk to. It is so hard conversating with friends and family who don't realize the true discomfort I am in.
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