CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: April 30, 2014
Each week, we hear from at least one subscriber with questions about offering patients discounts and/or waiving copays. Many laboratories struggle with policies and procedures concerning these practices. As we will discuss, laboratories must balance the numerous compliance issues associated with waiving patient copays with the fairness of extending such waivers or discounts to patients who are uninsured or experiencing legitimate financial hardships. This week, we will explore the compliance issues labs must consider when devising waiver policies for three types of patients; one, patients who are uninsured; two, patients who are beneficiaries of federally funded health care programs; and three, patients covered by private/commercial ....
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