MAJOR differences between PAR and non-PAR

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What are the major differences between a PAR and a nonPAR?

Feb 3rd, 2015

Simply put, the primary difference between the two statuses lies in how you collect your fees. Participating providers must accept assignment (wait for payment directly from Medicare), while non-participating providers may collect up-front from the patient (non-assigned claims). That is, if you are a participating provider, your patient pays you a deductible and co-insurance and then Medicare reimburses you for the rest of the allowed fee.  Non-participating providers may collect their allowed fees in full from the patient and the beneficiary is then, in turn, partially reimbursed by Medicare. For non-covered services (anything that is NOT spinal manipulation), all providers, regardless of status, may collect up-front from the patient.


Feb 4th, 2015

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