Idaho Health Care Law Questions & Answers

Q: I tried to get my child inpatient mental health help. She doesn't think it's helping, wants to come home. I was told she

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Idaho on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018
J. Charles Hepworth's answer
These situations are incredibly difficult. Although it is marked as a medical malpractice question it really is not that. I am sorry I cannot give you a legal evaluation of your question

Q: Is it legal for the physician to require me to pay out of pocket?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Idaho on
Answered on Aug 29, 2016
Patrick E. Mahoney's answer
Usually, when you obtain medical treatment, devices, or services, you agree to pay the bill, one way or the other. If you have insurance, the doctor submits to insurance for possible coverage. Pre-authorization is determined if necessary. If you do not have insurance coverage, usually you have agreed to pay the bill, which means out of pocket. You could argue that the physician's office failed to get pre-approval. It would depend on all the facts. Consult counsel in your area.

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