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November 14th, 2006 at 02:01 pm

We made an appt. to see a foot doctor for my husband. Even after 30 years, I still go to the doctor's and into the room with him.Looks like it was a clogged sweat gland and now his foot no longer hurts.
The bill was for $108.80 and the receptionish informed me that I was getting a 20% discount.
I have found that if I say no insurance, the bill will drop.
My last bill they knocked off $150 cause I paid cash. doesn't anyone pay in cash anymore?

5 Responses to “Doctor visit”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    "Looks like it was a clogged sweat gland and now his foot no longer hurts."
    eeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!!!! at least his foot's not hurting any more, though Big Grin

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    I didn't know your sweat glands can clog up! Talk about learning something new everyday. Stick Out Tongue

    Also, glad to hear that a discount on your doctor's bill.

  3. pearlieq Says:

    DH had one of those in his neck--no fun, but not to bad to fix, at least. Glad your DH is feeling better!

    Doctors are often mighty accomodating if you pay right away in cash. When I get my EOB from the insurance company, I notice that most doctors actually get paid about half of the stated cost. If I'm even in a situation where I'm paying cash for medical care, I'm definitley going to ask to pay the same rate they negotiate with the insurance companies.

  4. Sunshine Suz Says:

    My company is getting ready to go to High Deductable Health Insurance. Out of Pocket expense will be $2000. Just yesterday, I was wondering if I did go to the dr. and had to pay would they discount it. Perfect timing on this post. I will definately ask for a discount now.

    Do you pay in actual green-back cash money or checks?

    Thanks Ima!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    I did write a check. My dh has insurance but it is $10,000 deductable, so I never have used it.

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