Doctor will not give W-9 number to me or my insurance company. What to do ? Insurance won t pay me with out it.?

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  • Jun 30,2018
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Doctor will not give W-9 number to me or my insurance company. What to do ? Insurance won t pay me with out it.?


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STEVEN F 2 weeks ago

W-9 is a form to request a Taxpayer ID number.
There is NO number on the form REMOTELY related to medical insurance.
I suspect the number the insurance company is requesting is from his MEDICAL LICENSE.

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Steve D 2 weeks ago

Unluckily, the doctor is under no obligation to provide you with that information. All your doctor must do is provide you with medical services. This issue is between you and your insurance company. Maybe try to find out why they would need this information and see if there is a substitute.

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A Hunch 2 weeks ago

There is no such thing as a W9 number. There are numbers you put on the W9 but that wouldn't be called a W9 number.
A W9 is something that you submit to get payment.
If the insurance is going to pay you directly, the doctor would not submit a W9 to the insurance company.
Find out exactly what you need.

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Eva 2 weeks ago

If the insurance company is paying you, they don't need a W9 from him. That's only used if the insurance company is paying the doctor directly so that they would have to issue a 1099MISC to him at the end of the year. If he's a participating provider with them, they already have that information.

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babyboomer1001 2 weeks ago

Something is fishy here. A W-9 is a tax form. Doctors do not give those to you or to the insurance company. What you need is the invoice - bill for the services you got from your doctor. When you have paid the bill and received a statement from the doc showing that you paid it - that is what you need to send to the ins co for reimbursement, and that is all you need to get reimbursed - proof that you paid the bill.

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