I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
There are several categories of doctors and hospitals that accept Medicare. They are either Participating doctors/hospitals, Non-participating doctors/hospitals or Opted Out.
For Opted out providers, they do not have the right to bill Medicare for anyone. So based on your facts I presume that the doctor/hospital is either Participating or Non-Participating.
A participating provider must accept your Medicare if you offer it and they are limited to what they may charge based on Medicare service tables.
A non-participating provider may choose to either bill Medicare or bill the patient up to an additional 15% 15% above the cost of the service as determined by Medicare may be charged.
So, if you want to force the issue, and even if you signed a lien, you can demand that the provider either bill only Medicare if they are Participating, or if Non-participating, bill you no more than 15% above what Medicare would pay them.
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