BC Advantage - 2010 Issue 1

Deductible - Heal Your Practice

Now that the holidays are behind us, it's time to get back to work.  January is when commercial insurance companies and Medicare takes your claim payment and applies it to the patient's deductible. The deductible, an out of pocket expense, can be hundreds of dollars.  One question I am asked is, "Can I delay sending my claims to the insurance company or Medicare?  Some providers believe that by delaying the submission of the claim, the claim payment won't be applied to the deductible and the provider receives checks. The provider is hoping other claims are applied...

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