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Payments => Insurance Payments => Topic started by: bhgarrison on January 21, 2010, 11:24:25 AM

Title: Medicare CoPay
Post by: bhgarrison on January 21, 2010, 11:24:25 AM
Can you collect a medicare copay before billing medicare for the service, or do you bill medicare, get paid, then bill the copay to the patient.
Title: Re: Medicare CoPay
Post by: DMK on January 21, 2010, 03:54:37 PM
You can do it either way.  If you know FOR SURE that they have no secondary or supplemental and if you know EXACTLY what the co-pay is for services performed, most patients will pay at time of service to avoid getting a bill. 

With chiropractic it's $4.96 (Adjust 1-2 areas) or $6.88 (Adjust 3-4 areas).  So for us it's simple to calculate.