TITLE

A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care

AUTHOR(S)
Moore, Kent J.
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Family Practice Management;Nov2005, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses issues related to concurrent care and presents information on how Medicare defines and covers concurrent care. It is reported that, from a Medicare perspective, concurrent care exists where more than one physician renders services more extensive than consultative services during a period of time. When more than one physician has an active role in a patient's treatment, Medicare requires the care to be "reasonable and necessary." It is suggested that the best way to ensure that a person's claim for concurrent care gets paid is to file it before the other physician.
ACCESSION #
19262763

 

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