AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Physician assistant coding

  1. #1

    Cool Physician assistant coding

    AAPC: Back to School
    The PA is performing the admits, consults and f/u(hospital setting), the physician reviews the notes and agrees with treatment plan, it is not possible to bill under the physician's NPI#. Am I correct, the physican would have to perform all of this in order to bill under his NPI:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    That is correct unless the physician sees the patient face to face these must be billed using the PA NPI. Look at CR1776, issued in 2002, under the heading of shared encounters it states " If there is no face-to-face encounter between the patient and the physician (even if the physician signs off on the documentation provided by the NPP), then the visit must be billed under the NPP's number.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Dallas, TX

    Default Cr1776

    Mitchellde, what is CR1776? I also do coding for PA's in the hospital setting and would love to have this information.


    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."

Similar Threads

  1. Physician's Assistant
    By Minnie29 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-08-2011, 09:48 AM
  2. Physician Services Coding Assistant
    By Pam Brooks in forum Job Postings
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-14-2011, 08:07 AM
  3. Need help on Coding & Billing (PA) Physician Assistant
    By bhong in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-04-2009, 05:52 PM
  4. physician assistant help!
    By coder25 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-28-2009, 02:32 PM
  5. Physician Assistant Coding/Billing
    By reewriter in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-04-2007, 11:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.