Medicare Part B


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Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B covers a portion of doctor bills and outpatient services. The premium is withheld from the benefits of social security recipients. Go to the Social Security Administration Web site for the current year premium. The premiums are deductible on Schedule A.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has been the intermediary for Medicare Part A and carrier for Medicare Part B in Texas since the program's inception in 1965.
They should also negotiate or renegotiate contracts with their therapy providers - contracts that take the Medicare Part B cap into account.
MetraHealth -- which will handle approximately 55 million total Medicare claims in the 1996 fiscal year -- also administers Medicare Part B claims in Connecticut, Mississippi and Virginia, and processes all Part B claims for retired railroad workers nationwide.
Not only are there increases in the numbers of APRNs directly billing Medicare Part B, those nurses are providing services to an increasing number of patients in the program, representing increasing percentages of patients.
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