• Billable Services for Driver License

    Question: The Department of Motor Vehicles informed one of our patients that she needed to have a visual field performed due to a motor vehicle accident. The patient signed an Advance Beneficiary Notice and paid for the visual field the same day. Do I need to send a claim to her Medicare insurance?

    Answer: An Advance Beneficiary Notice is not necessary in this case since visual field is a non-covered benefit. However, since you obtained one, your follow-up depends on what the patient indicated. If the patient checked box 1 asking that you submit the claim to Medicare, you must comply with the patient request. If she checked box 2, you don’t need to submit to Medicare Part B for payment.

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