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    Is a provider allowed to accept Insurance as payment in full for all payments?

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    Not if the patient has a copay deductible or other contractual responsibilty for payment for services with their carrier.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    This is not a compliant practice unless the patient has a financial hardship that has been reviewed, proven, and documented.

    Take a look at the anti kickback law

    http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/docs/safeha...ons/safefs.htm

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