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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

You Be the Coder:

Follow the Birthday Rule

Question: I just received a call from a patient’s parent claiming that we didn’t follow the birthday rule when we billed the mother’s insurance. The mother says that since the father is older, we should have billed his insurance rather than hers. The mother’s birthday is 08/25/1963 and the father’s birthday is 12/15/1959. What is the birthday rule and whose insurance [...]