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Attorneys Abbye Alexander & Henry Norwood quoted in Part B News article: Are No-Shows Fees Legal? 6-17-2024

Posted Jun 20, 2024

Are no-shows fees legal? Yes, in most cases, but you still may want to avoid

Part B News – 061724 – Are no-shows fees legal – Alexander, Norwood quoted

Abbye Alexander, co-managing partner of Kaufman Dolowich LLP’s Orlando office and managed care practice group, notes one big Medicare caveat right in the Claims Processing Manual, chapter 1, sec. 30.3.13: “CMS’s policy is to allow physicians and suppliers to charge Medicare beneficiaries for missed appointments, provided that they do not discriminate against Medicare beneficiaries but also charge non-Medicare patients for missed appointments.”

Regarding Medicaid, for example, Alexander’s Kaufman colleague, Henry Norwood, Esq., says that many states, including California, Florida, New York and Texas, interpret federal Medicaid law — specifically ¤ 447.15, “Acceptance of State payment as payment in full”

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