Writing Off the Copayment
Jenson, Larry E
Roucka, Toni M
Patthoff, Donald E
The Journal of the American College of Dentists 2011 Summer; 78(2): 26-33
Three dentists who have been involved in teaching ethics comment on a case where an associate discovers that the 40% of collections she was expecting as compensation is being reduced because of the practice in the office of routinely writing off patient copays. The commentators note legal requirements and professional codes, but generally seek alternatives that do not require that patients pay the amount agreed by insurance contracts.
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