Amanda Waesch, Esq., is a healthcare Attorney at Brennan, Manna & Diamond. Her practice focuses on healthcare, employment law and healthcare litigation across the country. She advises healthcare providers including practices and hospitals on reviewing and litigating employment agreements; non-compete agreements and severance agreements. Her work has benefited physicians and administrators in drafting and reviewing employer handbooks, as well as management and training issues.
Charge Patients Extra for Prescription Refills – Compliantly
Seeing more patients each day is NOT the only way for you to offset declining payer reimbursements. Instead, you can compliantly charge patients extra for some of the services you currently provide for free (like prescription refills).
However, before you start charging patients for the additional time and effort it takes your practice to refill prescriptions, you must have a handle on how to implement these new fees correctly. Failing to do so can lead to severe consequences – from hefty violation fines to being kicked off of insurance panels altogether.
The good news is that with a little help, you can compliantly get paid for prescription refills, if you know how…
This is where healthcare attorney Amanda Waesch, Esq., can help. Amanda will present a 60-minute online training session that will break down the complexities of how your practice can compliantly earn extra income by charging patients for their prescription refills. Then she’ll walk you through the dos and don’ts of charging extra for medication refills to help you ensure compliance with state, federal, and payer requirements.
Below are just a few of the questions you’ll get answered during this online training to help you ensure compliance when you implement and manage the process of charging extra for prescription refills:
- When is charging for prescriptions considered Medication Management?
- What is an acceptable patient fee for refilling a prescription?
- Are there patient notification requirements before charging for refills?
- Can we bill 99211 for our nurse refilling a prescription instead of a patient fee?
- Can you charge Medicare patients for prescription refills?
- How does your state affect charging for refilling prescriptions?
- Do you have to get an ABN signed to charge for prescription refills?
- Can you charge a rush fee for a fast refill turnaround?
- Can you charge a retainer to patients for a certain number of fast refills?
- Can prescription refills called in after-hours be charged an additional amount?
- Are there rules related to when the patient was last seen?
- Are Medicare Advantage Plans okay with charging patients for prescription refills?
- What policies are required to keep a credit card on file to charge for refills?
- Can you charge for refills of controlled substances?
- Are there limitations to the amount I can charge for a prescription refill?
- What is the difference between a refill and a renewal, can charge for both?
- And so much more…
Processing prescription refills can take significant time each day for your front desk staff, medical assistants, nurses, and physicians. Your practice deserves to be paid for this added time, and it can be if you know how to implement these additional fees correctly.
Whether you want to start charging for prescription refills or currently do so and want to ensure compliance, this online training is a must-attend. This 60-minute training will walk you through the compliance nuances of charging for prescription refills and help protect you from mistakes that practices commonly make. Don’t wait. Sign up today!