Situation: Psychiatric Office has an agreed upon contracted rate with my wife’s insurance company for $81 a visit (she also uses the same office) they primary insurance company tells them to not collect anything else from the patient (no copay) THEN the office submits a claim to Medicare (even... Read more »
That office might be a Medicare fraudster (engaging in crimes), or this could be legitimate under the insurance policy and Medicare rules. You should first ask the office (in a friendly way) for its explanation for their billings, and if the explanation doesn't make sense, tell them so and...Read more »
I was hospitalized for over 3 weeks at my local hospital. I went cause I had cellulitis & the medication my primary prescribed didn't work. By the time I went to the E.R. I had 3 different antibiotics thru about 2-3 weeks. Was told after the 2nd round if it didn't work to come to be... Read more »
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear what type of matter this involves. But almost universally nationwide, any proceeding that requires verification of an injury, illness, disability, etc. will require supporting medical...Read more »
I work at a Twin Peaks restaurant in South Florida which requires me and my fellow servers to wear tight jean shorts for our shifts. I and the majority of my coworkers routinely develop yeast infections from the hot climate, tight shorts, and fast-paced nature of a server position. I believe these... Read more »
In theory, yes. Essentially, you would be seeking medical or lost wage benefits. Damages such as pain and suffering are not available in Florida Workers' Compensation cases. However, it may be difficult to meet the standard of proof required by Florida Workers' Compensation law. The type...Read more »
I have a question upon entering out patient surgical center. Patient informs the nurse of being a hard stick. The proceeded with IV in hand which immediately was painful achy and burned. The nurse passed it to the anesthesiologist stating the patient stated it was sensitive. He said he would watch... Read more »
In this scenario, I'm guessing the medical people will have a different story - but if you can prove this happened, I believe the medical people would be liable both civilly and criminally for false imprisonment and battery (at least), and potentially liable civilly for malpractice. Request...Read more »
I have no criminal history or even traffic citations. I was however Baker Acted when I was 17 for suicidal ideation. I was not handcuffed and there was no police report. I wanted to know if this baker act would show up when applying for a concealed weapons permit or gun purchase (since I was a... Read more »
My husband took her and requested to have blood work done for STD, pregnancy test A urine can check for Chlamydia & Gonorrhoeae . They did blood work for other , but the Physician & staff ended up getting her to sign consent for Pelvic , if needed? Then he used a speculum on her &... Read more »
My doctor has been seeing me for many years. He first started seeing me under medicaid. He decided to stop accepting medicaid. He continued seeing me now for years as a cash patient. I was informed he wasn't allowed to if I was on medicaid. At first he had us signed a form that I was paying... Read more »
Your question begs the question, didn't you know you could stop going to that doctor and simply choose another one who's in your Medicaid plan network, so that you would not have to pay a dime? If you did not know that, why not? Did your doctor somehow mislead you into believing you...Read more »
My brother-in-law recently had emergency to gallbladder surgery. He did not have insurance at the time of surgery injury and still does not have insurance because his employer does not offer it. He is being summoned to court and also threatened and to lose his Personal property and possessions ,... Read more »
Believe it or not, pharmacists can refuse to fill prescriptions. If you had a written prescription you should have been able to go to another pharmacy without getting a new prescription from the doctor.
This would be a question to ask a government agency overseeing restaurant and grocery store food prep conditions. Inspections are conducted by the Fla. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and regulations are imposed by the Fla. Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation. This website...Read more »
I live in Florida where she has been for the past 2 years. Can she return to her house ? She doesn’t have a car nor anyone to take care of her in PR. My brother washed his hand of having anything to do with her. He lives in PR.
Son moves to Alabama and gets put in a MHH he is 18 and a legal resident of Florida. They are saying that if I don't pick him up today (found out yesterday) I'll be charged with abandonment and they will issues a warrant for me. All this coming from a ex friend and no one has called me.
While Alabama may think you "abandoned" him, what you did or didn't do wasn't in Alabama; it was in Florida. Alabama can't charge you because you didn't do it there. In any event, don't necessarily believe what ex-friends tell you.
I applied for Medicaid coverage for my newborn last month. Because they have taken so long to process the application, I will now be responsible for nearly 1,000 dollars in pediatrician bills. Can I sue the government?
He has to go through his employer to fix it. He has but his employer isn’t doing anything but his employer says he is. Is there anything legally I can do to get his name fixed so we can get the insurance that he’s paying for since march?
It seems odd that a mere spelling error on the insurance paperwork should prevent you from getting medical care for your child. If the child needs medical attention, ask the medical provider to contact the insurer and get the care pre-approved.
I started a multiple root canal and crowns with my insurance last year in December, the max time to finish the procedure safely was 21 day, it took 114 days for them to provide a dentist that was in network and had not dropped them. I find this excessive and unreasonable, because the failure to... Read more »
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. For this type of matter, an attorney could require a dental/oral surgery professional's opinion in terms of the impact of the delays. That's why the question is difficult to answer. You could reach out to...Read more »
I'm an experienced healthcare worker and I'd like to publish my experiences. Is it legal to tell stories about patients without mentioning any types of identifying patient information? I would keep names, ages and locations out of it.
If you are an "experienced" healthcare worker then you are familiar with the term "deidentifying protected health information (PHI)." If there is no way to track back and identify the patients you are describing then you are fine.
Parents never married. Father never petitioned the state for rights in either Ohio or Florida. No legal arrangement just verbal until March of 2022 when mother started a custody case. He is claiming since October of 2020 that son resides with father and has actively Maintained medicaid benefits for... Read more »
I live in FL, employer / policy is from Washington state.
Plan coverage was changed mid-plan year without communicating to members. These actions negatively effected me which denied claims which earlier in the plan year were accepted. I can file an internal grievance with the insurance... Read more »
A Florida (or possibly a Washington) attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. Many states have Departments of Insurance, Departments of Financial Services, or similarly named agencies that handle consumer-related insurance matters. Good luck
A person has a constitutional right to refuse medication and other forms of medical treatment, which includes parents' rights to refuse to allow their children to be medicated. However, there are several practical considerations to keep in mind.
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