April 22, 2013
Important: Senior Medicare Discounts
If you have a health fair....or spinal screening....or some type of special offering in your practice for some type of special at a discounted fee, you can not discriminate against your senior patients. In other words....you can give senior Medicare patients the same discounts as you do your regular patients. If the discount is on non-covered services in Medicare, you can give those seniors the same discounts as your regular patients.
If the discounts are on covered services (98940, 98941, 98942), you can give those discounts to the seniors, however, you must pass those discounts on to the carrier. You can not advertise specifically for Senior discounts for non-covered services to Medicare patients, as doing so is a breach of federal law.
You can advertise discounts for covered services (98940, 98941 and 98942) as long as you pass that discount onto the Medicare Carrier.
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