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Old 06-15-2007, 02:17 PM
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Default Most insurances cover cost of USCIS Medical

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Most insurance companies cover the immunization and test part of the USCIS medical exam.
When finished with the Dr.'s office don't forget to take the receipt and then file for insurance claim.
We did ours in Jan 2004 when we filed our I485. It took me another 6 months to go through the insurance claims and few follow ups with the Dr.'s office and the insurance company. But I did get 350+350 = $700 refund that was useful to file for repeated AP and EADs.

May be you can donate it to IV if you get the money back from insurance company since you learned that here at IV. Actually you should donate that to IV.

Our insurance company at that time was Humana.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:36 PM
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Default Het, that is very good advice.

I never knew that. I will try my HMO - Kaiser Permanente

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FYI
Most insurance companies cover the immunization and test part of the USCIS medical exam.
When finished with the Dr.'s office don't forget to take the receipt and then file for insurance claim.
We did ours in Jan 2004 when we filed our I485. It took me another 6 months to go through the insurance claims and few follow ups with the Dr.'s office and the insurance company. But I did get 350+350 = $700 refund that was useful to file for repeated AP and EADs.

May be you can donate it to IV if you get the money back from insurance company since you learned that here at IV. Actually you should donate that to IV.

Our insurance company at that time was Humana.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:51 PM
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FYI
Most insurance companies cover the immunization and test part of the USCIS medical exam.
When finished with the Dr.'s office don't forget to take the receipt and then file for insurance claim.
We did ours in Jan 2004 when we filed our I485. It took me another 6 months to go through the insurance claims and few follow ups with the Dr.'s office and the insurance company. But I did get 350+350 = $700 refund that was useful to file for repeated AP and EADs.

May be you can donate it to IV if you get the money back from insurance company since you learned that here at IV. Actually you should donate that to IV.

Our insurance company at that time was Humana.

This is great idea about filing an insurance claim for reimbursement and even Greatest idea to donate that to IV . Wish most people take this advise !!
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SmSm
FYI
Most insurance companies cover the immunization and test part of the USCIS medical exam.
When finished with the Dr.'s office don't forget to take the receipt and then file for insurance claim.
We did ours in Jan 2004 when we filed our I485. It took me another 6 months to go through the insurance claims and few follow ups with the Dr.'s office and the insurance company. But I did get 350+350 = $700 refund that was useful to file for repeated AP and EADs.

May be you can donate it to IV if you get the money back from insurance company since you learned that here at IV. Actually you should donate that to IV.

Our insurance company at that time was Humana.

Great advice!! We must donate this to IV.
Just wondering if you had to fight a lot as you said it took six months.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:56 PM
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called United Healthcare..and my Immi Doc..
United says there has to be a Code (CPT code) of some sort that Doc will bill against.
Doc says ther e is no such code for the Immigration Physical, so they cannot bill the Ins Co...

Nothing really I can do here.
But for immuniazation, i can go to my Primary care Physician and get the shots whcih will be covered by Ins..

I am sure other Ins Co's will be different.
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Default Follow up with the Dr's office was a struggle

Follow up with the Dr's office was a struggle because they had not heard anyone ask for receipt with details of insurance company codes.

Insurance companies give a code to each service. So immunization for something would be IMZ1234. The Dr had to provide how many injections with code, x rays with code etc. You then send it to the insurance company and get the refund.
Another way could be you can get the information before hand from the insurance company and then go for medical.

Hope it helps.

But remember if this advice helps and you get that refund donate it to IV.
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called United Healthcare..and my Immi Doc..
United says there has to be a Code (CPT code) of some sort that Doc will bill against.
Doc says ther e is no such code for the Immigration Physical, so they cannot bill the Ins Co...

Nothing really I can do here.
But for immuniazation, i can go to my Primary care Physician and get the shots whcih will be covered by Ins..

I am sure other Ins Co's will be different.
The doctor can and should be able to give you code for each immunization or test. Now if the insurance company is involved they have to provide the same service at the discounted price. That is why you see different rates at different Doctors.

Well I had to fight for it but it was worth it. When there is reason and logic involve I can fight its the illogical and unjust systems like USCIS that I can not!!
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My insurance covers immunizations. Can I take the immunization with my PCP and takre the certicate for the medical exam. Would that be a problem? Thanks for the help.
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call INSdoc and find out.....my Doc accept simmunization records from my PCP
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My insurance covers immunizations. Can I take the immunization with my PCP and takre the certicate for the medical exam. Would that be a problem? Thanks for the help.
Yes, just be sure to get the official immunization yellow card
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Yes, just be sure to get the official immunization yellow card
Thanks for the replies. I called the INS Doc and the lady just asked me to get the records. I think there shouldn't be an issue. This way probably I will save about $200
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Thanks for the replies. I called the INS Doc and the lady just asked me to get the records. I think there shouldn't be an issue. This way probably I will save about $200
and please donate that to IV.....!!!!
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Does anyone know if Kaiser Permanente cover the cost of immigration medicals? We did our medical thru a uscis approved doctor but never filed a claim with kaiser.
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Cigna covers the cost of Xray. Not sure about shots though. Will call and update you guys.
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Promise to donate it to IV if you were able to save by reading here. Otherwise Pappu please delete this thread.
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