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Billing => Billing => Topic started by: arvsun on April 22, 2015, 03:29:58 PM

Title: Can a person pay self if they have insurance
Post by: arvsun on April 22, 2015, 03:29:58 PM
That's really the question. Appreciate your response

Thanks
AG
Title: Re: Can a person pay self if they have insurance
Post by: PMRNC on April 29, 2015, 04:10:28 PM
Though it seems a simple question, it's not a simple answer. More info is needed. Is physician participating provider with the insurance carrier being billed? Is this Medicare, Medicaid? Will there be a discount for self-pay and if so will the insurance be billed directly by office or by the patient?
Title: Re: Can a person pay self if they have insurance
Post by: Keis1225 on August 24, 2015, 07:16:42 PM
For commercial insurance yes, a person can be self pay.  Often patients with high out of pocket expenses op to be self pay and they usually get a discounted rate.  However this does NOT apply to Medicaid.