Asked in Medical Insurance
If delivery of a health care service is delegated to a paraprofessional what might be an unintended consequence?
Medicare may not pay for the service. Delegation of Duties Health care delivery by proxy is an area that medicaid and medicare set traps on billing. Even though a paraprofessional can legally perform a given service under the terms of a state's medical practice act, it does not mean that Medicare will pay for the service.