Can a Medicare participating hospital refuse a needed surgery on a Medicare patient?
Providers are not required to take Medicare (or Medicaid) patients. Hospitals are required to provide emergency care regardless of ability to pay.
In the state of Illinois and I think the United States in general, hospitals must see every patients that come to the ER. They also must admit any patient that needs medical care regardless of payor source. If patient needs an elective surgery or something outpatient I do not think that the hospital is required to perform the surgery. If a patient comes in through the ER and it is discovered that the patient needs…
dose medicare part A and B cover the surgery. how long dose it take until u can get done once u know u want it done ?
Can a surgeon in Arizona make a patient enroll in a hospital drug treatment program and if they refuse not do the heart surgery needed?
A gastric band or balloon may sometimes be fitted as day-patient surgery. This is normally done as a day-patient case if the patient has not already been admitted to the hospital for pre-assessments, or pre surgical diets under medical supervision. A gastric bypass will normally require an inpatient stay, since it is more invasive.
Can a Medicare patient receive reimbursement directl from Medicare for purchase of durable medical equipment?
ABSOLUTELY THEY CAN! Wherever you bought your durable medical equipment should be able to bill Medicare DMERC on your behalf. They send in the claim for you and they have to check the box to NOT ACCEPT ASSIGNMENT and the money will get directly paid to you at whatever amount is allowable via medicare. I do this all the time for patients with post cataract surgery glasses The only way a provider can accept payment…