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Yes, they can bill for the visit although the insurance company may not pay for it.
Many medical providers, doctor's offices included, are not billing for missed appointments.
The reasoning is that they have to pay their staff, the expenses of going to the location, etc. and during that time period they could have been elsewhere providing services.
I've only seen these go to court a few times but in all those instances the court upheld the right to charge based on a legal principle known as "quantum meruit".
The only way that the answer would be different would be if you had a contract with the medical provider that prevented them from charging for this.
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It's becoming much more commonplace.
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