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    Is there a way to bill medicare for interpretive services. We have a patient who is deaf and we have to provide an interpreter everytime we see them. It is costing more to see this patient then we collect.
    Last edited by gillissm; 01-26-2010 at 01:32 PM.

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    Sec.36.303 Auxiliary aids and services.

    Another added source:

    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 01-26-2010 at 02:01 PM.

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    I know this is a controversial situation, but Ohio's Medicare Carrier, Palmetto GBA has listed this under their E&M frequently asked questions stating that billing for prolonged care is appropriate. Of course, you would have to follow ADA guidelines as well.
    Jenny Berkshire, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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