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    I have a nurse practitioner who has seen a patient during the visit the nurse practitioner has a physician (within our office) come in and perform a procedure the nurse practitioner documents the procedure and makes note in the documentation that the procedure was performed by the doctor-

    my question is shouldn't the physician document the procedre performed not the nurse practitioner?

    Sandy Darrah CPC

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    When NPP documents a procedure or visit for a physician this is considered "Scribing", Scribing is permitted, however the NPP that is acting as the scrib for the physician he/she shoulld note "written by (the NP's name), acting as a scribe for Dr. (The physician's name). and the physician should co-sign, indicating that the note accurately reflects work and decisions made.
    This information is from the AAPC Coding Edge August 2008

    Hope this helps!
    LaTanya Clark, CPC

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