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Doctor Dies Prior to Dispensing DME

Question:

If my doctor passes away before the patient picks up their DME item, would these claims be billed differently than a normal DME claim? My concern is that the date of service, while coinciding with the date of pick-up, will occur after the date of death of the doctor.  Any suggestions?

Answer:

Ancillary personnel cannot dispense DME, just as they cannot bill for surgery that was not performed by the physician who employs them livraison cialis.

If the practice was taken over even temporarily by another physician, (assuming they have a DME number), then that physician could bill for the device as the supplier.