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    Can Medicare patients be send to collections? Is there a law/rule against it?

    They can't be charged late fees, correct?

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    Apr 2007
    Lubbock, TX


    As long as you have an ABN for the non-covered charges, or if it's just their deductible/coinsurance amounts, I don't see why not. They've got to pay their part just like everybody else.

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    I know you can't do late fees so I wanted to make sure there is no Medicare rule being broken


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