General Question for the Week of July 3, 2017

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Who pays the difference between what the provider charges and Medicare pays?

Answer:

The provider has an agreement with Medicare to accept Medicare’s payment and the difference is not paid by Medicare or any other entity, including the beneficiary.

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