FAQ-Medicare Collections

Medicare Collections FAQs Q: Can we offer Medicare patients our time-of-service discounted fees? A: A reasonable time-of-service discount on services that are patient responsibility doesn’t violate any regulation depending on the amount of the discount, how your policy reads, and other factors. For example, that would include statutorily non-covered services and maintenance care for which...
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Collecting From Medicare Patients for Services that Medicare Never Covers

Collecting From Patients For Services not Covered by Medicare Although it is not a requirement to formally notify Medicare beneficiaries in writing about the excluded services rendered in your office that are never covered by Medicare, it just makes good business sense to do so. Patients need to be aware of the costs associated with...
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Charging Appropriately for Medicare Services

Charging Medicare Patients Correctly As with any patient, providers are responsible for charging patients correctly and then accurately billing them or billing on their behalf. Because a provider may be participating or nonparticipating with Medicare, and because only a few services are actually covered by Medicare, the process is not straightforward. Here are the most...
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