Q: Can a Dr. order a laboratory test based on information that a CNA or MA gathered? Doctor never even saw patient
Lab test was to check for flu when clearly it was not the flu. Lab test came back negative for flu and cost patient $351 out of pocket.
A: The doctor's order may be acceptable medical practice given the report of the CNA and assistant. However, you shouldn't be reluctant about complaining to the hospital or doctor's office that the lab test order was unnecessary given your symptoms and question the the propriety of the bill.
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