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    Default Can a PA perform an H & P?

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    Is a PA able to do a H&P on their own or is this considered "incident-to"? Thanks.

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Use PA's NPI / Name

    Assuming it is in the PA's scope of practice (and I cannot imagine why it would not be), you may bill under the PA's name/NPI.

    Initial Hospital Visits do NOT fall under the "incident to" rules and cannot be billed that way.

    Hope that helps

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I agree with Tessa...If it's within the scope of practice.

    History and Physical Examinations (H&P)

    Q. Can the responsibility for performing the admission history and physical examination be delegated to a PA?

    A. Yes, PAs can perform H&Ps.


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    Thanks everyone!

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