mandatory assignment

mandatory assignment

A format for reimbursing healthcare services that requires physicians and other providers to accept Medicare reimbursement as payment in full. Under mandatory assignment, balance billing (i.e., billing for the outstanding balance) is not allowed.

mandatory assignment

Managed care A format for reimbursing health care services that requires physicians and other providers to accept Medicare reimbursement as payment in full; under MA, balance billing is not allowed. See Balance billing.
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Since much of the current Medicare disaster can be traced directly to the effect of price controls, and direct payment of doctors through mandatory assignment, we should do away with these.
All these issues appear to stem from the fact that there was no obligation for the mandatory assignment of spectrum for broadband until last year.
5% of the students, this was because it was a mandatory assignment.
While the mandatory assignment to the alternative school alone may not always evoke this type of recognition for change, often clients are very motivated to complete the assignment and exit.
Of the students who have chosen to complete this activity, all have stated that it should be a mandatory assignment.
Hartle urged DOE to withdraw the proposed regulation because it lacks statutory authority to require mandatory assignment.
The posting of the first mandatory assignment halfway through the course, however, corresponded to a burst period of student activity, yielding a four fold increase in the number of messages authored by students.
Normally, a frame manufacturer will include mandatory assignment clauses in employment agreements with its in-house designers and with any outside designer it engages.
That concern, however, was rendered moot via a mandatory assignment provision in 1987, and HCFA now appears ready to tackle the issue anew.
The American Medical Association has claimed a significant victory through recognition of resource-based relative value scales as a component of payment reform and in the avoidance of inclusion of expenditure targets and mandatory assignment.
Doctors face mandatory assignment (patient deductible and coinsurance waived) for Medicare payments as of Jan.
In a somewhat unexpected move, the conference committee required that physicians' offices be subject to the same mandatory assignment rules that currently affect independent and hospital labs.

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