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Using Balance Billing In Healthcare

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a. Balance billing is when the physician was able to bill the patient for any additional balance that was left over after Medicare paid. In order, for this to happen the patient needed to pay the full co-payment the doctor wanted and then submit a form to Medicare to reimburse them the amount they would have paid. This increases the financial risk with a Medicare patient because most Medicare patients can’t afford to lay out the full price of the co-payment right then and their, so they don’t pay their doctor bills. By not paying their doctor bills, they are gaining more debt in their life. Also the patients that can lay out the money can forget to submit the form and don’t receive their reimbursement. By doctors using balance billing, it can
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