billing

so i am wondering if anyone else is paying more for their remote interrogations than what they may pay as their copay for an in office/clinic visit. my remotes are every 90 days and i am being billed by the hospital and the physician each time but  when i go into the office/clinic for my annual visits i  just pay my flat copay. it seems that it should be the same amount because it is the same thing, just one is face to face. i am paying more for the hospitals convenience of not having actual bodies filling up clinic aapointments...? i am wondering if this is specific to my doctor and the associated hospital or if this the common method of billing. thank you!


3 Comments

remote monitoring

by islandgirl - 2018-10-11 21:21:13

My EP's office bills me me a copay fee quarterly, no matter how many times he interrogates my ICD remotely.  

No one (good) answer

by AgentX86 - 2018-10-12 21:31:46

It seems we're all billed differently.  I looked back though my statements and at first blush, it makes no sense.  After digging some more, it seems they don't charge me anything unless I request some service (a change of settings or if I send an unscheduled upload).  Then an EP bills for a consultation but the PM tech's service never shows up.  It makes some sense, I guess.  If there is a change to the settings or if I have an issue, an EP has to review and sign off on it.  Anyway, it seems there is no one answer.

Remote monitoring.

by NormaLou - 2018-11-13 13:41:56

I have  a wireless monitoring device in my bedroom that sends a report to my doctor's office every night while I'm asleep. I believe my EP bills me monthly for this service and reading the reports.

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