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No bill vs. No charge

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    Default No bill vs. No charge
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    We have a choice of No bill or No charge. On a superbill, is it better to use NB or NC?

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    Why? When would you not bill or charge a patient? Be careful as there are circumstances when this is not allowed.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    The superbills are for Medicare patients.

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    I am still unclear as to why there would ever be a need for a no charge.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    I was unsure as well.

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    I don't know the specific instance above, however, I know it is common practice to note 'no charge' on a superbill for a patient being seen for a follow-up visit while in global period following surgery.
    Last edited by Lizz B; 01-11-2011 at 08:45 PM. Reason: keying error

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    If that is the case then use 99024 with a $0 charge.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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