Medicare Part B excess charges are not common. Once in a while, a beneficiary may receive a medical bill for an “excess charge.” Doctors that don’t accept Medicare as full payment for certain healthcare services may choose to charge up to 15% more for that service than the Medicare-approved amount. Below, we’ll explain how excess charges work and what you can do to avoid them.
What Are Medicare Part B Excess Charges
Today, over 96% of U.S. doctors choose to participate with Medicare and agree only to charge the amount Medicare has approved for the service.
How Medicare Part B Excess Charges Work
How to Avoid Part B Excess Charges
Medicare Overcharge Measure
The Medicare Overcharge Measure prohibits providers from charging beneficiaries excess charges. Currently, eight states are prohibited from charging excess fees due to the MoM law. If you live in one of these eight states, you’ll never have to worry about excess charges.
Common Questions About Part B Excess Charges
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