BC Advantage: Physician Supervision Requirements

“Outpatient services must meet requirements for physician supervision when billed to Medicare, or claims will be denied as not reasonable or necessary,” said G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, managing editor of Coding Edge and Medical Practice Digest, and the director of educational development for AAPC in the current edition of BC Advantage Magazine.

Among the article’s highlights include the CMS’ defined levels of physician supervision and physician exceptions and oddities. “Medicare physician supervision requirements apply only to outpatient services; they do not apply to hospital inpatient services,” he continued.

Please see the August/September issue for the the full article on pages 12-14.

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