If a QIO provider renders a covered service that costs $100 and bills Medicare for the service and Medicare allowed $58, the provider would bill this amount to the patient:
The patient obtains a Medicare number by being Medicare eligible. The provider obtains the Medicare number from the patient.
I think not. It seems unlikely that a provider would be limited to the rates of an insurance carrier, such as Medicare, of which the patient is not a member.
non covered charges according to the medicare remittance. Medicaid will pick up the 20% of medicare covered charges.
There are three categories of medical providers. Participating providers bill Medicare and accept what Medicare pays. Non Participating providers decide on a case by case basis. If they do not participate for your service, they send in a claim and the check comes to you. It is the Medicare allowed amount minus your deductible or co-insurance. Medicare allows the provider to bill you 115% of the allowed amount. The Medicare Summary Notice with the check details all of this. Private contracting providers file a form with Medicare saying that they will not accept any payment from Medicare for any service or any patient. Once they do so, they can not rejoin for two years. However, they must have the patient sign a form that the patient agrees to receive the service an pay for it without any benefit from Medicare. I will post two links that you might find helpful. Here is hoping that you do not have to call Medicare. The people are very friendly but their hands are tied. To answer the question, no. If the doctor is not a medicare provider then medicare will not reimburse the patient or the doctor.
The EOB (Explanation of Benefits) is what explains Medicare's payments and denials. Sometimes it is referred to as an EOP (Explanation of Payment). This document will show all items filed on a particular claim for a particular provider. It will show which items were covered or noncovered and why, which items were denied and why, and which items were paid. It will also show the patient's responsibility as far as deductible and coinsurance goes. If the patient has a Medicare supplement or just a secondary plan and Medicare is aware who you have chosen, they will "crossover" the claim to the secondary. This means they will automatically send a notification to the secondary payor to let them know how much Medicare allowed (the total amount the provider should receive from Medicare, other insurance companies and the patient), and how much is being left to the patient/secondary.
In Illinois, a provider who accepts a patient as Medicaid cannot bill that patient for anything for which Medicaid would have paid had the provider timely and properly billed Medicaid.
Once Medicare has "adjudicated" the bill, MediCal's payment will be based on their policy and the patient's eligibility on the date of service.
Like most things involving the government, it's kind of complicated, but basically: A participating provider has agreed to submit all claims to the Medicare program. A non-participating provider may choose to submit, or not to submit, claims to Medicare on a case-by-case basis. The biggest practical difference to a patient covered by Medicare is that if they go to a participating provider they will probably only be asked to cover the Medicare co-payment at the time of service. If they go to a non-participating provider, they may be asked to make payment in full at the time of service.