Author Topic: can I bill Medicare if the patient is deceased?  (Read 1495 times)

vidiabill

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can I bill Medicare if the patient is deceased?
« on: August 17, 2010, 05:11:51 PM »
sounds like fraud, sure, but what if the services were provided while the patient was alive.  would this be a trigger for an audit, should I even bother if this patient was never billed and has since passed away?

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Re: can I bill Medicare if the patient is deceased?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 12:06:51 AM »
Nope, not fraud.. you wont' cross line until you go to balance bill.
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Re: can I bill Medicare if the patient is deceased?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 07:23:01 PM »
we deal with that all the time in DME- custom rehab with client with ALS. by the time we deliver the equipment, and get ready to bill, client is deceased