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can i refuse to pay a blood test bill because of dr error?

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  • Posted By: alexburton
  • March 31, 2008
  • 06:04 AM

So I went to a new primary care doc and I explained everything i've been tested for.

i gave him my medical records which showed what i've been tested for in the past 6 months.

i explained that im currently seeing an endocrinologist for a pituatary problem and that i've already been tested for thyroid and diabetes and i have neither.

i was getting some blood tests done and i didnt notice at the time but apparently the doc wrote in for me to be tested for thyroid and diabetes.

so the tests for thyroid and diabetes came back of course normal and i got a bill for those two blood tests that adds up to 150 bucks after ins

my question is can i dispute this charge because of dr error?

if the doc wasn't so rushed (spent maybe 5 min with me) and took the time to listen and look at the records i provided then i wouldn't be stuck with this extra cost

i ask because even with ins medical costs are taking their toll on me

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  • Doctors often want to take their own tests even if you had a recent test by another doctor. I don't think this is that unusual for a new doctor.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • Most insurance plans will pay for authorized blood work without having met the deductible in some cases. Are you absolutely certain you'd have to pay? I think you're stuck. Maybe you should, once again, pick out another doctor who will take some time and listen to you.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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