Physician Practice

No-show charges: Are they worth the trouble?

Physician Practice Perspective, February 21, 2002

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Are they worth the trouble?The answer to this question can only be decided on a practice-by-practice basis. Before you make a "yea" or "nay" decision for your office, consider these facts: You may bill patients for missed appointments unless you have a contract that states otherwise. You may not bill insurers for missed appointments (with a few exceptions). To bill for no-shows, you must have a clear and written policy on the matter.  Patients must be notified of that policy by letter. The policy should be stated to new patients in a

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