I recently had a wart removed. I called around and most dermatologists were charging $35-$40, but instead I got a referral from my doctor (since insurance would cover it this way). I had to delay the appointment and in that time the new insurance year started - and so did my $100 a year deductible.
The dermatoligist I visited charged $77 and I only found out afterwards my insurance wouldn’t cover it (due to being under deductible). I’ve been billed by the doctor but the thing is I never agreed to pay this price for the procedure, and I never signed anything beforehand saying “go ahead and charge me whatever you wish”; in fact, I never saw or signed anything relating to fees the entire visit. I think it’s a case of the doctor charging a ton since insurance pays for everything nowadays, and if I had known his rates I would have gone to a doctor who charges only $35 for the same procedure. Is the doctor required to inform me of prices beforehand, and shouldn’t I have to agree to a price before a procedure is performed? Or do I have no case?