Mar 172018
 
 March 17, 2018  Healthcare

Jackie Hong reports:

A Whitehorse psychiatrist says he may be forced to close his practice as soon as this summer if the Yukon government’s health insurance unit continues to ask for patient files before processing his invoices — files he refuses to hand over because of privacy concerns.

In an interview March 12, Dr. Armando Heredia, who’s been practicing in Whitehorse for 15 years, said he recently began calculating how much money he’s owed by insured health services, part of the department of health and social services. Early estimates suggest that there’s more than $200,000 in unpaid bills, and that’s only for his services dating back to 2013.

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