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Getting a "yearly physical"

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - It is good to stay on top of your health, and that includes a regular physical with your doctor.

But be careful because not every annual physical is covered by insurance.

According to Dr. William Ferrar, insurance companies are getting more particular about the information that must be documented during a physical.

If a visit is not sufficiently long enough to document this information the insurance company can demand its money back

The new insurance trend is not to pay for the screening unless it was part of formal yearly exam.

Be sure if you want a "yearly physical" to tell the scheduler you want a visit that will past muster with medicare or a commercial insurer.

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