Non-Partisan Why It’s Good the Senate Healthcare Bill is Dead

As with prior articles, this is not a partisan piece and does not look at or address political ideology.  Our goal is to evaluate these on the basis of financial impact to the country and healthcare providers since these are our clients.

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Any Willing Provider Statutes

The Provider-Payer Battle

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California Medical Billing - Balance Billing

Apache Health receives frequent inquiries about California medical billing and whether it is legal to balance bill in full or contrarily to waive patient balances.  As noted in greater detail in some prior articles we have written, facility-based physician groups like for anesthesia billing, radiology billing, hospitalist billing, and ER billing often seek to balance bill a patient in full when they are out of network, however facilities like ASC billing, laboratory billing, and imaging center billing often seek to waive the patient balances in whole or in part when billing out of network.  Following is some information specific to California rules and regulations regarding patient balance billing.

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Waiving Patient Balances – Part 2

We frequently get medical billing questions from out of network providers (non-contracted) especially for referral-based facilities like imaging center billing, laboratory billing, and ASC  billing is whether they can waive patient balances.  Following is the second part to the article about the rules and regulations surrounding waiving patient balances that may help your practice.

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Waiving Patient Balances – Part 1

One of the most common medical billing questions we get from out of network providers (non-contracted) especially for referral-based facilities like imaging center billing, laboratory billing, and ASC billing is whether they can waive patient balances.  Following is some information that may help your practice.

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Cash Pay Discounts in Medical Billing

Apache Health frequently gets medical billing questions from our clients about “cash pay discounts”, whether they are legal, can they provide them, and how much of a discount is legally allowed?  This is part of our ongoing series about the rules and regulations surrounding medical billing.

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