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    Default patient discounts

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    Is it legal to give discounts to cash patient
    that was refereed by another patient that has insurance.

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    Boardman, Ohio

    Default Wrong forum used

    you might want to try and post this under the correct forum.(maybe billing/reimbursement or general coding discussions).. this is for people posting their resumes
    Julie S., CPC
    Anesthesia Coder
    Education Officer, Cleveland Area Chapter 2016
    Email: medcoder05@gmail.com

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    Quote Originally Posted by RVOSKANI View Post
    Is it legal to give discounts to cash patient
    that was refereed by another patient that has insurance.
    NO! That is the definition of an Anti-kickback statute violation

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Can't you give a discount to cash pay patients if you give the same discount to all cash pay patients?

    Our offices offer the same % of discount to all cash pay patients. Doesn't have anything to do with who or if they were referred.

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