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The Medicare 72-hour rule, or 3-day rule, states that all services provided for a Medicare beneficiary within a 72-hour period before, during, or after admittance to a hospital be bundled together as one claim for billin... More »

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When someone with Medicare is in the hospital and is considered under observation care, Medicare's rules treat the cost as an outpatient expense even if it lasts for a few days, and this involves the patient having to pa... More »

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Medicare billing codes are numbers that designate diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures, as well as products, that medical practitioners can provide for Medicaid patients. Health care providers use these codes when... More »

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Medicare billing addresses vary depending on the state in which medical services are provided. Medicare includes a list of state addresses in PDF format on its website. Patients may also call 800-633-4227 for the appropr... More »

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American citizens and permanent legal residents age 65 and older may be eligible for Medicare. Recipients need enough work credits to have qualified for Social Security or must have a spouse who is eligible. In addition,... More »

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To qualify for full Medicare benefits, the applicant must be age 65 or older and must have worked for at least 10 years, according to AARP. People under age 65 can apply for Medicare under special circumstances. More »

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Common terms included in medical billing include ancillary services, beneficiary, clean claim and outpatient, says Medical Billing and Coding Online. Ancillary services are any services offered by a medical facility othe... More »

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