In Audit
May 19th, 2014
Medicare allows coverage for services provided by Non Physician Practitioners (NPP’s) such as Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs), per the following key principles. Qualifications To furnish covered services to a Medicare program beneficiary, Medicare requires that NPs: Be a registered professional nurse authorized by the State in which services are furnished to practice ...
Jun 16th, 2010
By Janice G. Jacobs, CPA, CPC, CCS, ROCC, and G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) 2010 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule revised guidelines that define physician supervision of services performed in a hospital outpatient department, while leaving rules for services performed in free-standing centers/physician offices unchanged. ...