5:00 am June 29, 2011, by Lauren Davidson
You may be able to avoid paying those extra baggage fees, but will you be able to escape doctor’s visit add-ons?
According to USA Today, doctors across the country are beginning to tack on extra fees for patients that they say insurance doesn’t cover. Although this group of practitioners is still in the minority, the trend is gaining steam (a la the airline price hikes) among doctors who say their costs are increasing.
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The extra payments include no-show fees of $30-$50 for missed appointments, widely varying charges for filling out health forms for school, work or athletic teams, and annual administrative fees of $35-$120 or more to simply be a patient in some practices, medical associations and doctors say.
The rising cost of health care has also been prompting a few desperate patients to take extreme action lately.
Would you pay extra fees if your medical provider began requiring them? What if insurance companies began rolling those fees into your monthly payments?
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