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Can you bill a Medicare
Patient for Missed
Appointment or No-Show?

If yes, do you bill Medicare
for missed appointment?

You also DO NOT bill Medicare directly for missed appointment by
the beneficiary. Instead, you must bill the patient/beneficiary

My suggestion - educate your patients first before you implement
this in your practice. Make a posts in your waiting room, exam
room and at the front desk window regarding this change.

Read more about Medicare's Transmittal:
Charges for Missed
Appointments. Transmittal# 1279. CR#5613

**** For more references: Consult your CPT code books.  The National
Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) and third pary payer payment policies
and guidelines