Question from a Physiatrist Today:Is it a new and perhaps now ongoing item in contracts that if monies are due back for Medicare that the doctor employee will be responsible for his/her share?
Answer: No, the physician employee should not be responsible for anything after or during termination for this issue. This is a billing issue, that is unrelated and beyond his/her control. However, there would be one exception – if the physician is audited, and his/her documentation does not support the level of billing, and is then asking for a refund – then it could be on him/her. It depends on how the contract is written.
Answer contributed by Liz Lee, PRS, Inc., 817-284-9850, 1-800-324-4777, 817-907-0370 Mobile, Website: PRSinc.com