Volume 10 - Issue 6 - June 2002

A n East Coast practice administrator recently showed me some fascinating documentation received from a third-party administrator in Texas. Along with an EOB (explanation of benefits) came a request for a signature acknowledging that the proposed remittance would be accepted as payment in full. It stated in part: My signature will confirm that the allowed charges for the above mentioned date(s) of service have been accepted and that the patient will not be balance billed for the remaining balance. The practice had no contractual relationship or special fee schedule with the third-par