(a) A physician who
agrees to perform any Medicare-covered services for any individual who presents
either a Connecticut Medicare Assignment Card or a valid PACE identification
card and proof of enrollment in Medicare Part B, to the physician, physician's
staff, or hospital intake worker shall not charge or collect from such an
individual any amount in excess of the reasonable charge for that service as
determined by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services pursuant
to Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, as amended. The term
"Medicare-covered services" as used in this section does not include either
types of services specifically excluded from Medicare coverage, or services for
which coverage limitations have been reached.
Conn. Agencies Regs.
Effective December 17,