When a doctor or other health provider charges a patient more than the Medicare-approved amount for medical services, supplies or equipment, the difference between that higher charge and the Medicare-approved amount is known as an excess charge. What is Medicare assignment? Just because a medical provider accepts Medicare patients doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve agreed to…

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