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Do insurance plans cover the cost of second medical opinion?

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Many health care plans cover second opinions, but it’s good to find out before you make an appointment. Medicare will help pay for a second opinion as long as it’s for a treatment that’s medically necessary. But even if you have to pay out of pocket, the second opinion may be worth the cost. Ask your first doctor to share medical records with the second doctor to avoid needing repeat tests.

From: Second Opinions WebMD Medical Reference

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Medicare.gov: “Getting a second opinion before surgery.”

Office on Women’s Health: “How to get a second opinion.”

Davidov, T. , December 2010. Surgery

Matasar, M.J. , January 2012. Annals of Oncology

American Medical Association Family Medical Guide , 4 edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2004. th

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 17, 2019

SOURCES

Medicare.gov: “Getting a second opinion before surgery.”

Office on Women’s Health: “How to get a second opinion.”

Davidov, T. , December 2010. Surgery

Matasar, M.J. , January 2012. Annals of Oncology

American Medical Association Family Medical Guide , 4 edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2004. th

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 17, 2019

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