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PAs and New Patient/New Problems

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    Can PAs bill a New Patient or New Problem or must they see the doctor first?

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    Yes they can. We have several PAs and NPs who see new patients as well as patients with new problems.

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    Are you billing "incident" to? If yes, then technically no...do they?..yes!

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    We do not bill 'incident-to'. That is why I was wondering.

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    If the care and treatment are in the PA's or NP's scope of practice, then, Yes, they certainly can bill a new patient on their own. Their documentation must meet the guidelines for the level of service, of course.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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