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Statement of Kevin McAnaney, Chief, Industry Guidance Branch, Office of Inspector General, before the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council

Statement regarding situations where coordination of benefits provisions in commercial insurance products can operate, in effect, to waive Medicare copayment obligations when the commercial policy is the secondary insurer and Medicare is primary.

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Issued by: Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Issue Date: December 13, 1999

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