• Charging Patients PPE Cleaning Fees

    Question: We have heard that some dental practices are charging a personal protective equipment (PPE) cleaning fee. Are ophthalmologists allowed to charge a separate fee to patients?

    Answer: If you've received government funds, those fees are included and not separately billable to the patient. I would also confirm in your payer contract what separate fees may or may not be allowed because many would consider this part of doing business.

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