tci E/M Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 7

Incident-to Billing: Leverage NPP Help While Collecting Full Reimbursement With These 3 Tips

  Remember to confirm direct supervision first. Your practice is adding a physician assistant (PA) and a nurse practitioner (NP) to help increase daily patient flow and, thus, income. But if you don’t know how to bill for the non-physician practitioner (NPP) services, you could be costing your practice 15 percent of every NPP E/M service — or worse, setting your practice up for payer take-backs. Does the NPP’s service fall under “incident-to?” It’s time to be sure, because Medicare MACs and private payers alike are scrutinizing incident-to services more than ever. Ensure your...

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