In CMS
Dec 14th, 2018
Incident to billing allows non-physician providers (NPPs) to report services “as if” they were performed by a physician. The advantage is that, under Medicare rules, covered services provided by NPPs typically are reimbursed at 85 percent of the fee schedule amount; whereas, services properly reported incident to are reimbursed at the full fee schedule value. ...
May 1st, 2012
Part 2: Make room for the latest in CPT® coding. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CHCO, ACS-PM, and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2012 has brought important changes to pain management coding. Last month, in the article “Move Over Obsolete Pain Management Coding,” we reviewed new coding guidance for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, ...
Jul 1st, 2011
Ask your legal questions. The non-physician practitioners (NPPs) at my specialized health system are documenting the name of the physician who supervised them on a particular day. Sometimes the supervising physician will leave our facility without co-signing the charts. Here are my questions about this. Question: Is it appropriate for any physician in my clinic ...