The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan pays for many of the services patients recieve from their doctor. However, a number of services are not covered by the government plan. These are uninsured services. some are billed to lawyers, government agencies or others. Some are billed to the patient.
The patient of a third party such as your employer, insurance company or school may request a letter, report, form, etc., from your physician. in addition to office materials, these services require time and expertise of your doctor and staff. As a result, you or the third party will be billed a fee to cover these costs.