VIRTUAL MEDICAL OFFICE APPOINTMENT “BALANCE BILLING”

Only a Matter of Time for Some Greedy Physicians?

Courtesy: http://www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Balance Billing [Surprise] is a medical invoice from an out-of-network provider for the difference between the total cost of services being charged and the amount the insurance pays.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

And, we warned about it more than a decade ago.

ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2008/09/17/balance-billing-conundrum/

Now, it has become a huge with doctors who are not subject to the rates or terms of providers in-network.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Information-Technology-Security/dp/0826149952/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254413315&sr=1-5

But, we may be slowing making progress against this nefarious practice.

ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2017/01/07/a-small-step-forward-on-surprise-medical-care-balance-billing/

Unfortunately, the Corona Pandemic may have simultaneously exposed a new wrinkle in the conundrum.

LINK: https://www.springerpub.com/dictionary-of-health-economics-and-finance-9780826102546.html

QUERY: Have we now arrived in the digital pandemic age with “virtual” balance billing?

LINK: https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/watch-that-medical-bill-patient-says-virtual-appointment-cost-him-more-than-twice-the-usual-amount/77-4e2bed29-68a8-4f3e-91fa-be243f2b18bc

ASSESSMENT: Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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