Accepting Payment from Patients with a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement


This article is based on information received from Medicare beneficiaries, their legal counsel, and other entities that assist these individuals, indicating that physicians, providers, and other suppliers are often reluctant to accept payment directly from Medicare beneficiaries who state they have a MSA and must pay for their services themselves. This article explains what an MSA is and explains why it is appropriate to accept payment from a patient that has a funded MSA. Please review your billing practices to be sure they are in line with the information provided.




Last Updated: 02/21/2020