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Is it legal for a doctor to charge a separate fee for some prescriptions, ie triplicates?
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There is no law stating a doctor cannot charge a separate fee for issuing a prescription to a patient. Billing procedures are up to the doctor's policy and they can bill as they choose, then it is up to the insurer to decide if they will pay for that fee or pass it onto the patient/insured. The law does not forbid the doctor from charging for issuing a prescription though.

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