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Improper Billing of Medicare Recipients

Posted by John Sweeney | Mar 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

People who have both Medicaid and Medicare  should never be charged for healthcare, medical or other services covered under Medicaid or Medicare. While this billing is prohibited by law, many providers often still bill the senior.  If you have been improperly billed, talk to the provider or seek help from an assistance organization.

Federal law, 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(n)(3)(B), provides that no Medicare-enrolled provider may require payment directly from a person covered by both Medicaid and Medicare.  The law imposes sanctions, including dis-enrollment from the Medicare program, for violating this provision.

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John Sweeney

John is an experienced lawyer who helps you solve your problems. He practices Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs, Business, & Tax Law in Fairfield County CT and Westchester County New York. He brings a wealth of experience in law, business, tax, insurance, and finance to arrive at practical solutions with compassion and care. Honest, direct and practical, he is focused on you and your problems. He also brings a wealth of personal experience from his own large family and aging parents.


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Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs Tax & Business Law; Attorney John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC, provides legal, practical, and business counsel to Seniors, families, and businesses in the Fairfield, Connecticut area, including the communities of Bridgeport, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. John is also licensed in New York serving Westchester County including the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers.