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SP writes,

I have regular Medicare. A year or so I was referred to a specialist by my primary care physician. When I called for an appointment, the first thing I was asked was how the appointment would be paid for (why IS that?)

When I said I had regular Medicaid, I was offered an appointment two months out. I wound up cancelling the appointment because I healed up before that time came around.


That's pretty common for a new patient (unless the referring physician says it's an urgent case.) I've never had a doctor fail to ask how he was going to get paid, usually before I describe my reason for the visit.

The fact that the problem healed up on its own indicates that the specialist visit probably wasn't necessary. So the delay saved you money.

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