Can a PDVC Medicare cheque be mailed to the doctor/practice?

Can a PDVC Medicare cheque be mailed to the doctor/practice?


When you submit a Medicare claim and the patient has not paid the account in full, Medicare will mail a benefit cheque to the claimant made payable to the practitioner. This is called a "Pay Doctor Via Claimant" cheque (PDVC).

It's the patient's responsibility to forward the cheque to the practitioner and make arrangements for payment of the balance of the account if any.
PDVC cheques involving Medicare benefits cannot be sent direct to practitioners or to patients at a practitioner's address (even if requested by the patient to do so). "Pay doctor" cheques will be forwarded to the claimant's address as known to Medicare.

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