Orlando, FL asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida

Q: doctor in Orlando florida I was refered to by my doctor in NYC his office refusse to give me appointment to see him

they claim because I have medicare and medicaid attached to it the cant see me I tried to explain to them they dont need to bill medicaid that medicare covers 100 present of my medical since I'm on a special needs plan they would not hear it then insisted I needed a Florida insurance I called medicare they changed my plan to a United health care in Florida wish did not have Medicaid and I called back to get an appointment and still refused to give me an appointment insisting I had medicaid. I offered to pay cash they still refused.

when I told them that the medicare office referred me and assured me that they would see me. the manager who identified herself as Susan ,rudely replied , Just because medicare referred me was no guarantee they didn't have to take me. I'm in disbelief

I feel I have been totally discriminated again. Their dismissive action has affected my recovery back to health.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: They won't accept your insurance. They won't accept cash. You might be better off asking your doctor for a different referral. You could delve further into the insurance coverage, reviewing the guidelines and determining your rights. It's a personal decision in how determined you wish to be in the matter, but it could simply be easier to not lose further time with it and start making arrangements to deal with a medical office who would be happy to see you and have you as a patient. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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