yes, I have been in practices that bill the patient for forms. They have all used "dummy" codes though, like PTFRM or FORMS.
I have seen it as cheap as $3, to $11(family practice), and as high as $25(surgeons office).
Some patients won't care. Some will grumble. My advice, make it a written policy and POST IT in the waiting room. "Effective 7-1-10 there will be a $15 fee for any FORMS filled out". Policy should state specifically what types of forms. Ours said "any forms requiring the physicians authorixation to release you from work/school such as FMLA forms, and forms from a third party disability insurer..."
And...collect that money up front!
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