Author Topic: Can a person pay self if they have insurance  (Read 1279 times)

arvsun

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

Thanks
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Re: Can a person pay self if they have insurance
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Can a person pay self if they have insurance
« Reply #2 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.