Q: I am a pain patient with an exemplary personal record with my physicians. Due to a billing glitch he is not getting paid
By my insurance co. They claim his billing co screwed up, he is trying to blame my pcp. Either way he says he will discharge me if i dont get it fixed or pay it myself (ins co says i have zero liability) i do not want to go see another dr, massachusetts has been tough on pain patients recently and many drs wont see new patients. Do i have any rights here? Can he just discharge me for his offices screw up?
A: Contact the insurance commissioner. You can't force the doctor to see you. It's on you to resolve it. Insurance company is correct except that you have probably signed a paper with the doctor that says that you are ultimately responsible to pay.
Find out from the insurance what piece of magic paper they need. Ask the doctors office to give that.
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