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RN/LPN Performing AWV

  1. #1
    North Carolina
    Question RN/LPN Performing AWV
    Medical Coding Books
    Does your carrier have a policy on this??? This seems so strange to me...

    Question: Can a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) perform the entire AWV?

    Yes an RN or LPN can perform the visit. They need to be under the direct supervision of a physician and the state license needs to allow for them to do all the components of the service.

  2. #2
    Sounds like Medicare's standard response. This is from CMS MLN Matters Article MM7079:

    Who is Eligible to Provide the AWV with PPPS?

    A physician who is a doctor of medicine or osteopathy (as defined in section 1861(r)(1) of the Social Security Act (the Act); or,

    A physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as defined in section 1861(aa)(5) of the Act); or,

    A medical professional (including a health educator, registered dietitian, or nutrition professional or other licensed practitioner) or a team of such medical professionals, working under the direct supervision (as defined in CFR 410.32(b)(3)(ii)) of a physician as defined in the first bullet point of this section.

  3. #3
    North Carolina
    Thank you for that piece of information. Just seems like a strange concept...for me, anyway.

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