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Tri County Foot and Ankle bill for $1.40...really

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Old 01-01-2019, 01:16 PM
NotGolfer NotGolfer is offline
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We're retired and like our insurance. That said, when I have labs done we generally get a bill (it's small) I think for around $3.00. I'm not sure how the benefits will pan out now that's a new year. I guess this is a part of a co-pay and we don't feel we're "nickled and dimed". We don't live in a Premier home nor drive a fancy/expensive car. We live modestly and are thrilled to be blessed to live here.
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Old 01-01-2019, 03:57 PM
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I went to Tri County Foot and Ankle with pain in my heel. First appointment they took xrays and I paid $40.00 copay. I returned 2 weeks later as I did not get any relief with the exercises that were given to me and I received an injection in my heel and paid $40.00 copay. I just received a bill for $16.80...$15.40 from the first visit and $1.40 for the second as my insurance didn't cover the full amount...really ? I mailed out a check but I think this is crazy...nickel, dimming seniors to death...[/QUO

Hi, yes, here in the villages, we found, the meds and the dentists just look at us as cash cows, sock it to em. IT is really disgusting and there is no help, no one cares, hey, you old folks, pay up and go away. And, another real issue. The med persons all have too many techs, so many PA persons and they simply pass us on and on and it is a major issue, Make an appointment to see a doctor and then it is tech, tech tech. So now, I have written a letter, I take it in, if I am not going to see a doctor, then cancel my appointment, we will see how that works? Good luck. Wish there was a citizens group to generate some leverage against the rip offs here. Keep growing the money tree for all the leeches.
You need to shop for a new doc. I don’t have your issues.
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Old 01-01-2019, 05:21 PM
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You need to shop for a new doc. I don’t have your issues.
I agree. It seems strange that the OP paid a $40 copay, has Medicare and private group insurance, and still owed $15.40 for a visit to a podiatrist. Medicare alone should have paid 80 percent of the charges. What did the private insurance pay? I would be interested in seeing the total charges for the first visit.
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:49 PM
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Unfortunately I did not chose my insurance as I work full time although I should be retired. My employer has chosen my insurance for me and I do pay a lot for it plus I pay $140.00 a month out of pocket for Medicare since I am not at my full retirement age. We need to remember that there are some people who live in The Villages that are not as financially secure as others and we are just trying to enjoy a comfortable life. We don't all drive fancy cars and live in premier homes. I know with my dentist he accepts what the insurance offers and doesn't send me a bill for $1.40.
First of all in many cases, in most cases the billing is handled by a computer. There is no logical brain that says by the time we print and mail a bill for $1.40 it will cost more than $1.40 to collect it.

RE: your employer chose the insurance plan
You might want to discover what it costs your employer. I think you will be shocked. Also, for you it is untaxed income. There are many books on the subject. Medical costs are rising far faster than the rate of inflation. I don't know who you work for or what you do but to stay in business you must make a profit.
If, your boss was to give you the best coverage in the world and the cost exceeds what you produce in value one day you will show up for work and find signs-OUT OF BUSINESS.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:22 PM
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Under the Affordable Care Act, I don't think employers have a choice. They are required to provide health insurance to fulltime employees if they have 50 or more employees. And, the plan must be affordable (based on a percent of income) and it must cover certain things. It's the law.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:02 PM
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If you've seen the obnoxious size of this "podiatry clinic", it all makes sense as to why they need every $1.40 they can get their disgusting little hands on. That and to pay for all of Esarey's legal problems.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:47 PM
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If you've seen the obnoxious size of this "podiatry clinic", it all makes sense as to why they need every $1.40 they can get their disgusting little hands on. That and to pay for all of Esarey's legal problems.
I didn't notice Dr. Wu had "disgusting little hands" when he nicely booted my torn achilles tendon and it healed without surgery. The only thing I can find negative about the man is he is a fan of Michigan.

Never met Dr. Esarey but his reputation proceeds him.

No one forces anyone to go to "obnoxiously sized clinics" here or anywhere.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:55 PM
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If you've seen the obnoxious size of this "podiatry clinic", it all makes sense as to why they need every $1.40 they can get their disgusting little hands on. That and to pay for all of Esarey's legal problems.
I have no connection with this practice other than being a patient of Dr Esarey for 17 years. This clinic has a history of providing quality care to the many patients who go there. As a registered medical professional, I have had the pleasure of seeing many of his/their patients in their homes and ALL of the patients have nothing but the best to say about any of the doctors there. And, I might add, most all present a remarkable recovery and we never see a post-op infection from this practice. And as for Dr ESarey's "legal problems", there (but for the grace of God) could go a high percentage of residents in the Villages.
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