The physician signing the note is insufficient for incident to billing. The important piece of documentation is that the patient is here for a followup from a visit with the physician for the same issue, and of course that the physician is in fact on site at the time. Fro a shared encounter they state that for established patients you may bill under the physician if the NPP and the physician share the patient. ...." however if there is no face to face encounter by the physician on the same day ( even if the physician signs off on the documentation provided) the visit must be billed under the NPP. The AMA recently discussed this same issue and gave examples of acceptable documentation by the physician. they must state they have personally seen and examined the patient and then any relevant findings from that examination.
I hope this helps.
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