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Does this practice have the right to say no to not wanting

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Does this practice have the right to say no to not wanting to precertify any of the medication that the doctor writes for you after 2 other drugs fail, the office manage says they don't have too because they don't have the staff or the time to pay them
and we could pay our pep to do and he says no he did not prescribe it. So who's legal responsibility is it and how do you get it to happen or should we just find different doctors.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
The responsibility to certify any medications is on the doctor who prescribed them. The office does not have to fill out insurance forms, but the doctor does have a duty to the patients to sign any documents the patient requires as part of the patient's treatment. If the doctor is not at least willing to sign the forms to certify the medications, once the patient fills them out, then this is arguably a breach of contract with the patient and it leaves the doctor open to be sued for that breach of contract.