Tomorrow I'm going to meet a new doctor to look at my heart.
I've got an arrhythmia problem, it feels like it's getting worst, I've got a procedure coming and I scheduled an appointment with a doctor that came highly recommended.
My appointment to meet this doctor was really scheduled for last month. After sitting in a private patient room for 30 minutes waiting, the nurse came in and said the doctor is running behind and should be here shortly. So I laid down on the thin white paper and closed my eyes.
15 minutes later the nurse returned and said the doctor is in surgery, won't be able to make the appointment and another doctor was going to sit and review my tests.
As I was leaving I took the office manager's card and introduced myself. Later in the day I called the office manager and asked to reschedule so I could finally get to meet the doctor that came recommended. I also asked her to waive the cost of my doctor visit because I didn't get to meet with the doctor I was scheduled to meet.
LONG STORY SHORT: Tonight, just 20 hours before my appointment the nurse left me a voice mail saying the doctor is looking forward to meeting me tomorrow and has agreed to only waive my co-pay, which is like $10.
PROBLEM: Is it bad for me to allow them to bill my insurance company for a doctor visit that never happened? Should I be concerned or should I just allow them to do business as usual?
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