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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

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What’s the Writeoff Policy With Secondary Payers?

Question: Thank you for your Q&A about patient writeoffs last month. I have a follow-up question. We have many patients with secondary insurance, some of whom have deductibles on the secondary. In these cases, should we write off the amount of the deductible because it’s secondary, or do we bill the patient? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: Most practices do bill the [...]