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Can my doctor charge a $10 fee to write a triplicate script

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Can my doctor charge a $10 fee to write a triplicate script while I have Medicare A/ B with full Supplement F and Part D with only copays from United Health Care?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
unfortunately doctors can charge for services and if they feel it is extra work to monitor patients who get nacrotic prescriptions, then they can change a fee like this for narcotic prescriptions.
they have to monitor patients who take narcotics more frequently, and there is a lot of abuse of pain medications out there, so doctors are using this small fee as sort of another deterrent to try to prevent drug seekers who are abusing medications.
does this make sense?
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