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Here are some frequently asked questions and answers regarding Medicare. Medicare Interactive can also help you find answers about Medicare benefits.
Medicare requires us to bill any insurance company that could have responsibility for your expenses before we bill Medicare. In fact, Medicare will not allow us to file claims until the other insurer has denied claims. In certain situations, we must consider the possibility that another party may be responsible for your expenses before we bill Medicare. For example, if you were injured in a car accident, at your worksite, or on someone else's property, it is our responsibility to make sure those claims are filed appropriately. Consequently, we need to have complete information about all insurance coverage you have.
You will be asked to sign a Consent for Treatment form each time you receive services. You will also be asked questions each time you receive services that Medicare requires we ask. You may be asked to sign a patient waiver if the services are not covered by Medicare.
If you have given us information about your additional health insurance, we will bill that insurance company after Medicare has made their payment.
The Explanation of Benefits (EOB) form is an information document that Medicare send to you after it has processed your medical claims. The Explanation of Benefits form provides you with information about the payment status of your bill.
Part A covers inpatient hospitalization and Part B covers outpatient and physician services.
We recommend you keep the Explanation of Benefits forms you receive from Medicare until all your medical claims have been paid in full. If you have other health insurance in addition to Medicare coverage, your insurance company will normally require a copy of the Explanation of Benefits from you before they will pay any remaining balance on your account.
No. This amount could change depending on your individual insurance coverage. You should wait until you receive a bill from your medical provider before making payment.
As a Medicare patient, you will only be responsible for non-covered charges, co-pays and deductible amounts. These amounts may vary depending on your Medicare coverage. We do not know what your payment may be until we receive the notification from Medicare. Once Medicare lets us know your responsibility, we will bill your other health insurance company (if you have coverage) for the balance. If you do not have other health insurance, you will be billed for the balance.