Archive for June, 2011

Doctors Charging for Prescriptions – A New Trend

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

An emerging trend is patients are going to the doctor and being charged $10 – $50 for the doctor to give them a prescription and still having to pay their $30 copay. This seems particularly unfair because the patients then have to pay the $10, $25 or $60 copay to fill the prescription.

How should you, the patient, deal with this? Simply explain to the doctor the office visit includes the writing of prescriptions and by charging a fee to write the prescription, you [the doctor] are unbundling.