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Medicaid does not allow patients to be billed for missed appointments.
Medicare patients may be assessed a "no-show" fee as long as the policy is across the board for all Medicare patients within the practice.
NYC does not have any specific restrictions for this type of practice, and it is common in NYC
Medical insurance plans do have restrictions, and it may be important for you to contact the various private insurance companies to see if they allow you to bill them for a no show.
As long as you have given patients full disclosure,
you can do this.
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