Author Topic: Can you bill a Medicaid patient for their deductible?  (Read 2508 times)

tsant122

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Can you bill a Medicaid patient for their deductible?
« on: February 25, 2013, 07:21:46 PM »
Hi all. I know you can't bill a Medicaid patient for any copay or anything like that, but we have a patient who has Medicare primary, Medicaid secondary. Well, he ate up his 2013 Medicare deductible at our facility. We are non-par with Medicaid. By law isn't he responsible for his deductible even though we are non-par? please let me know. Thanks.

DMK

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Re: Can you bill a Medicaid patient for their deductible?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 10:11:04 AM »
If you are NON-PAR with Medicaid, and the doctor CHOSE to take the patient knowing they were Medicaid, you can NOT bill them for anything not covered by Medicare.  UNLESS the service provided by the doctor is a non-covered service by Medicaid.  Then you have to bill them for the deductible and co-pays required by Medicare.