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Billing Medicare for Non-Covered Services

Yesterday we discussed the practice of billing non-covered services under a payable code, and clearly established that such a practice would be considered fraudulent. This does not mean that the provider does not deserve to be paid for the service nor does it mean that he must automatically write the charges off as a loss. […]

V.O.B. Tip of the Day—Medicare Secondary Plans

As mentioned yesterday, verification of benefits (V.O.B) is the 1st step in the billing process and it will affect your bottom line. Today’s tip/trend is related to Medicare beneficiaries and their secondary coverage.  Many practices incorrectly assume that if a patient has a secondary plan to Medicare, that the Medicare deductibles and coinsurance portions will […]