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    How is the E & M code affected if at all by a CNP(Certified Nurse Practitioner) being the provider?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Apr 2007
    Phoenix, AZ


    As long as the CNP is contracted with the health plan(s), the CNP is able to perform services within the scope of his/her license. However, the reimbursement is usually lower because the services were not performed by an MD/DO. We have two nurse practioners in our office. They bill all E/M codes except for consults (request is for the opinion and advice from our MDs).

    Hope this helps,
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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