Originally Posted by Texas Proud
Another one who agrees with this doc....
I was surprised by my last visit with my doc... I had to change plans and he is not on my new one... he asked if I had a HD plan... yes... so he said, 'if you come here I will only charge you $50 to $70 for a visit and the actual cost to me of any tests'... said to use the insurance for any major issues that might arise... thought that was good of him to do that and I will be going back to him... save my 3 'cheap' visits a year to my primary care doc to something else that happens to me....
That's about what we pay for most sick visits after insurance. He's probably happy to get $50-70 cash (or CC payment) on the barrelhead and not have to file insurance, fight with them, refile, etc. Just for $50-70.
With our HD plan, they would have to file, wait a month or two, balance bill us at the negotiated rate, not everyone pays on time (though we do), and then wait for the $ to roll in 90-120+ days after the office visit.