I am seeing a doctor for psychiatric care....he is billing my insurance company for dates in which I was never seen at all. He is also billing my insurance for seeing my 4 year old daughter. He has never seen my 4 year old daughter at all.
My daughter has never even been in his office. She is 4 years old....she has never seen a psychiatrist nor does she need a psychiatrist.
He asked for my daughters dates of birth when I first began seeing him. The plan was for my oldest girls to be seen in his office in the future so I really didn't think twice about revealing this information. I never even filled out paper work nor a consent for him to see my 4 year old daughter yet he is billing my insurance company excessively.
What do I do?
I'm not sure what would work for your situation but I have found in general that most professionals appreciate having good communication with their clients or patients. I know that if one of my clients has a problem with me or with something I have done or not done, I always want them to bring that to my attention so I can fix it and make it right. Sometimes service providers make mistakes or have misunderstandings but do not realize it unless the client says something. They appreciate it when the client speaks up.
If you have not yet spoken to the doctor or his office staff, you might want to start there. Be respectful and courteous but let them know you think there is a big problem and you'd like to discuss it. A face-to-face meeting is best. If you don't get the response you had wanted or felt was required, then you can take the matter to an authority such as an attorney, the Better Business Bureau, or regulators with the State of Utah.
This answer is for informational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice, you should meet with an attorney licensed in your state.
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