today I have an appointment to sign the preop surgery consent form etc. I have bluecross/shield PPO insurance and this office wants a $317 deposit prior to the surgery. now they are going to claim for the full amount of the surgery on my insurance once the operation is done on 2/17. they also claim the deposit is returned to me. i'm tempted to tell them to go screw themselves and fly home and see a specialist there.. this whole ordeal with this doctor and his office has been pathetic.
if anyone has had a surgery in my situation, please advise.. i don't know quite what to do here. I dont understand why the hell they want a deposit when I have a $0 deductible PPO BC/BS insurance coverage.
Call your insurance and have them duke it out with the doctor's office. It may be perfectly legal for them to do this or it may be against their agreement with BCBS.
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This is legal and common practice. If your insurance company doesn't try to screw the doctor, you won't get screwed (i.e. you'll get the deposit back).
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