No, DCs are not allowed to collect co-pay or deductibles from patients who have both Medicare and Medi-Cal. These patients are considered Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB) by the Federal Govt. It's illegal to collect co-pays or deductibles from QMBs regardless of your status as a Medi-Cal provider. Find additional info here.
I'm a Medicare provider only and don't accept Medi-Cal. Can I collect the co-pay from a Medi-Cal patient? Print
Modified on: Fri, 19 Jan, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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