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Defining CPT 88184 Flow cytometry 1st marker

There are differing opinions in my office about how to bill for flow cytometry testing. To elucidate the difference, I need to give an example: A patient has blood drawn in the morning. The doctor ...
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Why is the cost of health care so high? [closed]

Can someone explain in simple but very concrete terms why medical services cost so much in the US? By cost, I am referring here to the medical fees being charged prior to any adjustments or ...
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Can a hospital bill me based on my name and date of birth? [closed]

If an out-of-state hospital has none of my information except for name and date of birth, can they bill me? I was hospitalized in NY for a night for excessive drinking, what can I expect or should I ...
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Do premiums count towards out of pocket maximum? [closed]

There are several terms to think about: premium - the monthly cost of a plan deductible - the amount you pay before your insurance kicks in coinsurance - the amount you pay after your insurance kicks ...
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How can I bypass the most expensive drug in the world which goes on sale and get cured? [closed]

I have an ALS-like disease called SMA type III. It's a progressive neurodegenerative disease and there was no cure until recently. I have been waiting for a cure for forty years. Thanks to ...
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Dementia Nursing Home Fines?

I'm looking for a nursing home for my grandmother with dementia. I found a nice review site and I noticed that many of the nursing homes received fines from Medicare. Why is this? http://review....
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Can applying a simple 3m plaster splint on a non-displaced elbow fracture be billed as surgery in NY? [closed]

I am having an issue with a medical bill for a basic splint I got for a broken elbow. I am being charged $341.79 for a visit that literally consisted of about 2 or 3 minutes with the doctor followed ...