Q&A: Is it a rip-off to be charged a one-time fee for biodentical hormone tests?

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I had an intake with a bioidentical hormone doctor and he said that there is a one time payment of $1200. The blood tests will be most likely covered by my insurance. Is this a rip-off or am i to expect a one time payment like this from any doctor for this particular treatment?

- Robin


Ravi Trivedi, M.D. -

Hi Robin,
I am not comfortable with this one time charge and payment practice.
Most insurances cover the physician visit, labs etc. when hormon therapy is needed. The bill is generated with appropriate service and diagnosis code from the physician office. This is paid by the insurance company and patient portion is paid by you. 
Dr. Trivedi

--Ravi Trivedi, M.D.
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