In Billing
Mar 9th, 2015
For Medicare patients in the physician office, services performed by a qualified non-physician practitioner (NPP) must meet incident-to guidelines. For a service to qualify as incident-to: The NPP must be licensed or certified to provide professional health care services in the state where the physician practice is located. In most cases, the NPP must be ...
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 ...
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 ...