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Billing non-assigned: Myths, part 3

August 15, 2016HME News Staff

Editor's note: In the wake of new market pressures, upgrades, non-assigned claims and cash sales are taking center stage, says industry consultant Andrea Stark. The market has changed and your business should contemplate the suitability of these options, but they are not appropriate in all cases, she says. This is the second in a series of mini-articles that break down the top myths of filing non-assigned claims and leveraging upgrades and cash sales. Myth #3:  Every claim can be filed as non-assigned. This...

Billing Non-Assigned, Participation status

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What are opportunities, pitfalls of billing non-assigned?

August 12, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - When it comes to billing Medicare non-assigned—something more and more HME providers have been forced to do—there are misconceptions about what can and can't be done, say industry consultants.Andrea Stark says providers can, for example, charge beneficiaries “asking price” for products, because, unlike physicians, they're not bound by a “limiting charge” when billing non-assigned. Medicare restricts physicians to collecting a max of 115% of the...

Andrea Stark, Billing Non-Assigned, Jeff Baird

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