Pay and Repay

When I see a specialist, I pay a $35.00 co-pay. I have just passed through a period when I saw three different specialists: my dermatologist, my cardiologist, and a urologist. The urologist was the third specialist I had seen in two days, and I went with $35.00 in my pocket, not wanting to write another check. When the receptionist called me to the window, I paid my co-pay in cash and surrendered my insurance card to be scanned. After leaving the office, I remembered that I had not been given a receipt for my co-pay so I called the office. The receptionist very willingly agreed to mail me a receipt. Later the same day, I received a call from the oncology office saying that they could find no record of my having paid the co-pay. After protesting, I agreed to pay the co-pay again. It is possible that the receptionist did not ask for my co-pay, and I didn’t pay it. I don’t think so, but what could I do? I therefore asked that they send me a bill for the co-pay. It has now been over a week, and I have not received a bill.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Pay and Repay

  1. Tommy says:

    I guess paying by check, or credit/debit card is always the safest since you’d have a record of the payment, regardless if you get a receipt. Sad….perhaps the receptionist had a bill to pay herself???

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