Doctor Visits for Everything

Does your physician make you visit the office for almost everything? Many physicians now demand that patients come to the office even for administrative activities like placing a phone call to your insco to obtain prior authorization for a procedure or prescription, or even to fill out a form or write a letter.

Even though they could accomplish the same all by themselves, with the patient present they can claim a procedure code and maybe get paid for their trouble. Furthermore, the patient can experience first hand what the payer demands from the doctor just to get what the patient’s premiums should entitle them to, and usually grant, anyway.

How do you feel about having to visit your doctor just to get approval for tests and drugs?

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