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Insurance reimbursement
« on: October 06, 2011, 08:53:55 PM »
If a patient pays for medical service as Self pay     can he submit a claim to his insurance carrier in order to get reimbursed of the fees he paid for the medical service?  if so,  will the insurance reimburse at 100%? or at a lesser amount and how long can a patient wait before submitting a claim to insurance for reimbursement?


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Re: Insurance reimbursement
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 10:30:43 AM »
The patient can submit a claim to his insurance company if he paid cash.  He will need a statement from the doctor's office with all the correct coding to submit the claim.

The insurance is still only obligated to pay the allowed amount.  Some policies have no out-of-network benefit so they would pay nothing. If there is out-of-network benefit the patient's deductibles and co-pays still apply

So if the service was $100, he went to an out-of-network provider and paid $100, the insurance would pay the out-of-network amount less any deductibles and co-pays.  That could be calculated on U&C amounts, or allowed amounts.  And this will vary from insurance to insurance.


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Re: Insurance reimbursement
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 05:43:18 PM »
The insurance carriers each have timely filing limits as to how long a patient has to submit a claim.
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