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    Default Claire Fiore, CPC

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    Do any of you bill the patient (99080) for the time the physician spends completing insurance forms, family leave (FLMA) forms etc? These are completed by the physician, not the staff.

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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    yes, I have been in practices that bill the patient for forms. They have all used "dummy" codes though, like PTFRM or FORMS.
    I have seen it as cheap as $3, to $11(family practice), and as high as $25(surgeons office).

    Some patients won't care. Some will grumble. My advice, make it a written policy and POST IT in the waiting room. "Effective 7-1-10 there will be a $15 fee for any FORMS filled out". Policy should state specifically what types of forms. Ours said "any forms requiring the physicians authorixation to release you from work/school such as FMLA forms, and forms from a third party disability insurer..."

    And...collect that money up front!
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    Kansas City, MO Chapter
    Member Development Officer 2016
    Harrisonville, MO Chapter President - 2013
    ICD-10 Education Coordinator- 2012
    Chapter President - 2011
    President Elect - 2010

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