Just a quick question to clarify: When we opt out of Medicare, our orders are still acknowledged and billable to Medicare, correct? If I order an MRI and it’s justified by my note and have appropriate ICD10, then Medicare would acknowledge and presumably pay for the MRI, right? They wouldn’t decline to pay for the MRI simply because an opted out MD ordered it. Same with referrals, labs, etc. That was my understanding. But this makes a huge impact on moving forward with this.
Re: Medicaid, I don’t know if it changes state to state and if this is better addressed with legal support, but does Medicaid allow (in WA) MDs to order and refer for Medicaid patients if you’re not billing Medicaid?