Marc Cohen

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Fee Policies for Missed Appointments

Providers may charge for missed appointments, but… Policies for missed-appointment fees must be clear and conspicuously posted, and are best acknowledged in writing by practice patients. However, when charging a...more

4/28/2014 - CMS Disclosure Requirements Fees Healthcare Medicare

When It Comes to Medicare Payment, Physicians Have Choices

Health care providers can choose to enroll in, participate in, or opt out of Medicare, but… - Not everyone can choose equally and their choices will net direct outcomes in their practice income. Medicare jargon can be...more

3/17/2014 - CMS Healthcare Medicare Physicians

Reporting Child Abuse

Most health care providers believe they understand their duty to report child abuse, but... There are a number of overlapping and apparently conflicting public policy objectives and the legal requirements can get...more

2/27/2014 - Child Abuse Child Custody Family Members HIPAA Medical Records Sexual Abuse

Health Care Providers May Waive Patients' Copayment Obligations, But...

In a difficult economic environment, many health care providers are actively trying to increase cash flow and reduce administrative expenses. One potential way for providers to accomplish these goals is to discount their...more

1/20/2014 - CMS Health Insurance Healthcare Medicare OIG

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