NTI covered in Flexible Spending Account

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Martin Lynch, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Martin Lynch

    Martin Lynch Guest

    Does anyone know if an NTI is elligible for the Flexible Spending
    Account.

    I know we aren't tax experts here, but I thought maybe someone on this
    group has claimed it before.

    The tax code is not fully descriptive in describing what is valid.

    Thanks
     
    Martin Lynch, Dec 11, 2003
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  2. True, I just obtained on eBay a flexible wallet that accomodates my
    flexible spening habits..............


    On 10 Dec 2003 21:24:15 -0800, (Martin Lynch)
    wrote:
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    Joel M. Eichen, .
    Philadelphia PA

    DISCLAIMER FOLLOWS:

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    only and does not necessarily
    represent endorsement by or an official
    position of the SciMedDentistry gang
    or any other official agency either
    actual or fictitious or Steve Mancuso.

    Advice on the treatment or care
    of an individual patient should
    be obtained through consultation
    with a dentist who has examined
    that patient or is familiar with
    that patient's dental history.

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    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Dec 11, 2003
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  3. Martin Lynch

    Vaughn Guest

    I have been using a flex account for years and I have never had any
    receipt from any licensed practitioner questioned in any way. They only
    seem to require that the expense be medical/dental related and make no
    distinction over necessary or elective procedures. The NTI is an approved
    device that is always prescribed and installed by a licensed dentist. I
    can't imagine it being a problem.

    Vaughn
     
    Vaughn, Dec 11, 2003
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  4. Martin Lynch

    carabelli Guest

    I can't imagine it being a problem either. Interestingly, I have had
    patients who opted to pay in full at the beginning of ortho TX run into
    problems. Some administrators of these plans are sticklers and will insist
    on prorating reimbursement over the course of treatment when, customarily,
    payment is made over the treatment period.

    carabelli

    carabelli
     
    carabelli, Dec 11, 2003
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  5. Martin Lynch

    Martin Lynch Guest

    Trying to figure out how much money to contribute to my FSA...
    on average how much should the NTI cost me?

     
    Martin Lynch, Dec 15, 2003
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  6. Martin Lynch

    carabelli Guest


    I don't know $500 - $1000 USD for starters. Depends on the office and
    where you are. May need a daytime device also (not likely, but maybe) -
    more bucks. Why not call the office monday morning and ask what they will
    charge you?

    OTOH If you have kids at home you probably can't contribute enough.

    carabelli
     
    carabelli, Dec 15, 2003
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  7. Wow! Not bad!

    On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 03:23:43 GMT, "carabelli"
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    Joel M. Eichen, .
    Philadelphia PA

    DISCLAIMER FOLLOWS:

    *********

    Dental health-related material
    is provided for information purposes
    only and does not necessarily
    represent endorsement by or an official
    position of the SciMedDentistry gang
    or any other official agency either
    actual or fictitious or Steve Mancuso.

    Advice on the treatment or care
    of an individual patient should
    be obtained through consultation
    with a dentist who has examined
    that patient or is familiar with
    that patient's dental history.

    STANDARD DISCLAIMER
     
    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Dec 15, 2003
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  8. Martin Lynch

    Vaughn Guest

    Don't forget any eye care expenses and medical/pharmacy co-pays.
    I have no trouble spending $1,000 every year.

    Vaughn
     
    Vaughn, Dec 15, 2003
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  9. Martin Lynch

    Martin Lynch Guest

    Hm... made some phone calls. Was quoted anywhere from
    $200 to $800. Quiet a range!

    Makes me curious, how much does it cost for the raw
    materials alone?

     
    Martin Lynch, Dec 16, 2003
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  10. Martin Lynch

    Vaughn Simon Guest

    In that case, it should also cover diabetic supplies. These can run
    into a huge amount of money per year (several $/day) and are not covered by
    some health insurance plans because they are OTC.
    Also note that over the last year or so some expensive allergy medcines
    have been approved for OTC. You would think that would be good for the
    consumer, but they are still not cheap and OTC drugs are generally not
    covered by health insurance, so the insurance companies win and the consumer
    loses.

    Vaughn
     
    Vaughn Simon, Dec 16, 2003
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  11. I believe the NTI is $35 however, the dentist must add knowledge and
    expetise and then add another 2 cents worth of plastic to make it fit
    right.


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    On 15 Dec 2003 20:21:18 -0800, (Martin Lynch)
    wrote:
    --
    Joel M. Eichen, .
    Philadelphia PA

    DISCLAIMER FOLLOWS:

    *********

    Dental health-related material
    is provided for information purposes
    only and does not necessarily
    represent endorsement by or an official
    position of the SciMedDentistry gang
    or any other official agency either
    actual or fictitious or Steve Mancuso.

    Advice on the treatment or care
    of an individual patient should
    be obtained through consultation
    with a dentist who has examined
    that patient or is familiar with
    that patient's dental history.

    STANDARD DISCLAIMER
     
    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Dec 16, 2003
    #11
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