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What portion of the fee to my MD's concierge medical practice is eligible for US Internal Revenue Service medical deduction?

First, I know about the 7.5% AGI floor for medical deductions in 2018 (scheduled to go to 10% of AGI in 2019). We are above the 7.5% AGI floor. Our doc has recently transferred to a concierge ...
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Medical bill with wrong name sent to collections

A few weeks after my wife gave birth, the medical bills started rolling in. One of them was addressed to "BB Last Name)." Our last name is not common but there are other people in our city with the ...
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Medical bills; Student Loans with history of drug usage

I'm not sure this is the right forum for this question, so let me know if I need to move it. Additionally, I wonder if this ought to be split in two posts - one about how to pay off large medical ...
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How to pay ER bills after collision in someone else's vehicle

Which insurance(s) should I contact to file claims in the following situation? I have auto insurance for my vehicles with the usual coverages including personal injury protection, which I understand ...
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Must I prove that I've paid the medical provider before receiving payment from the insurer?

I recently submitted some medical insurance claims to my medical insurer. They are requesting proof of payment of my medical bill since I'm requesting that I be paid, not the provider. Am I required ...
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Bait & Switch Doctor [closed]

I took my two daughters for a “Free Consultation” to an Orthodontist. They said the doctor may need to take x-rays, Panoramics. These are not included in free consultation. I checked with my ...
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Income Tax Deduction / Reimbursement of Rs.15000/- per year

Can the purchase of medical equipment like Blood Monitor Machine, Blood Sugar Machine etc. be claimed under the medical reimbursement or income tax deduction of up to Rs.15000 per financial year for ...
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My dentist sent a forged bill to my insurance (California, US)

I had an appointment with my dentist and they gave me a receipt with a total amount $409.00 for the services. Then they claimed $985.00 from my insurance. Insurance paid $750.00. They didn't ask me ...
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Selling Stocks to Cover Medical Costs

I know that often times the argument against holding stocks is the tax applied after selling them. But what if I have a sizable medical expense to offset the capital gains taxes? Will holding and ...
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Is this a form of insurance fraud? Provider charged us less than reported to insurance

We needed an expensive genetic test for our daughter. UCSF hospital suggested a new lower cost provider, and sent the sample in. The provider called us and said they are "unique" in that they would ...
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Minimum amount of PII (personally identifiable information) to ding credit

If I give a Dr. my past address (property that is either now a rental where I am the property manager or a house I no longer own), date of birth, age etc. and a copy of my passport, but don't give ...
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Structuring of Large Medical Bills

I have a situation where my friend is cash poor from recently buying a house and just landed in the hospital for a few days. I would like to help him cover the medical bills when they start rolling ...
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Medical collection for parents - will it affect me?

My parents were visiting the US from Europe and they had some sort of travel insurance. During their visit, my dad had a fall and was taken to the ER; thankfully nothing was wrong and he was released ...
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$7300 medical billing error reported to credit agencies

I opened up a Credit Karma account and noticed a collection in the amount of $7368. It was originated from Eisenhower Medical center. So I called Eisenhower to inquire and after 45 minutes on the ...
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How likely is it for my Medicaid plan to approve a Prior Authorization?

I just enrolled in Medicaid, specifically the UnitedHealthCare Community Plan in New Jersey. Now most of the medications I'm currently taking are included in the Preferred Drug List, but there are a ...
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Does my Medicaid plan cover medicines and tests prescribed by out-of-network doctors?

I just enrolled in Medicaid, specifically the UnitedHealthCare Community Plan in New Jersey. Now most of my existing doctors are part of the network of this plan, but there's one doctor who I really ...
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Is it common in the US not to pay medical bills?

Context: As a foreigner in the US for a few months, I'm wondering how to react regarding medical bills. Indeed, I had to go to hospital and received medical bills. Surprisingly, some of my colleagues ...
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UK Limited Company paying third party medical costs

I own and run a small limited company in the UK. Via one of our associates, we were recently approached by a 3rd party asking for help in paying medical bills for treatment that was not covered by an ...
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Can you deduct membership to a doctor's office as a medical expense?

In the US, I'm trying to figure out if membership to my doctor's office is deductible. My office charges a $149 annual fee for access to the office, which allows them to provide good online tools, ...
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If I make an out of pocket medical payment on my normal credit card, can I withdraw that amount from my HSA?

I accidentally paid for some medical expenses using my normal credit card instead of my HSA account. Can I withdraw the equivalent amount from my HSA without tax liabilities?
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What incentive one has to pay a medical bill in this situation?

I was talking to a friend over the weekend and he told me that some states in the United States don't allow unpaid medical bills to be reported in the person's credit report. If that were true than ...