Poll of the Week – When Patients Can’t Pay

January 17, 2012

Practice Notes blogger and attorney Ericka Adler recently wrote about issues that arise when patients can’t pay for services.

As charitable as physicians want to be, the law does not allow routine write-offs of patient co-pays and deductibles without risk to the physician for violating payer contracts or federal and state laws, Practice Notes blogger and attorney Ericka Adler recently wrote.

That’s why it’s essential for practices to “have a policy in place on how to handle patients who do not pay,” she said.
 

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