Sep 1st, 2012
By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC A letter to the editor in the July 2012 Coding Edge, (“New vs. Established Patient Rule Applies to Physicians Only,” page 10) asked how the “new vs. established patient” rule applies to visits by nurse practitioners (NP). In response, Coding Edge editors—specifically, this editor—responded that an NP technically would not ...
Jan 1st, 2009
Part 2 of a 2-part series By Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CPC, CCS Last month, we discussed Change Request (CR) 5993, which revises the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Publication 100-04, Chapter 12, §30.6.12 “Critical Care Visits and Neonatal Intensive Care (Codes 99291-99292).” This revision updates previous critical care payment policy language and adds general Medicare evaluation ...