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It is legal for a psychiatrist (private practice) in NYC to

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It is legal for a psychiatrist (private practice) in NYC to charge a FEE for NO SHOW visits? We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If NO SHOW we are charging $25. Is this legal? Is part of the contract between patient and MD and is in paper and signed.

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Hello I am a licensed attorney. I am here to help answer your questions. Please do not hesitate to ask for clarification

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Medicaid does not allow patients to be billed for missed appointments.

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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.

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NYC does not have any specific restrictions for this type of practice, and it is common in NYC

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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.

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As long as you have given patients full disclosure,

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you can do this.

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