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2016-2017 Non-Physician Practitioner Handbook: Medicare Incident-to Advice & Focus on NPPs, Billing Options for NPPs, Incident-to vs. Shared Billing Tips, NPP Risk Areas & Audit Consider

Dear Colleague, Hiring non-physician practitioners (NPPs), such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or clinical nurse specialists, can ease

Dear Colleague,
 
Hiring non-physician practitioners (NPPs), such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or clinical nurse specialists, can ease physician workload and boost patient satisfaction. But if you don’t know the specific rules for billing NPP services, you could lose deserved reimbursement — or worse, face fraud charges and denials.
 
You need to know the answers to these questions before you start billing NPP services:
Which services can your NPP perform and what are the options for billing them?
What are the split/shared E/M visit basic requirements, and when do they not apply?
How do split shared rules differ between an office setting and a hospital setting?
What levels of supervision are required for an NPP to provide services?
What are the NPP and incident-to risk areas and specific audit considerations?
Can you apply CMS’s “incident-to” rules to non-CMS payers?
What can you do if the non-Medicare payer does not credential or recognize the NPP’s NPI?
How can you determine who has the ability to bill for services and when?

If you don’t know the answers, your practice or facility will pay the price.
 
You need a trusted resource that provides expert answers to these questions and more. Turn to the Non-Physician Practitioner Handbook
 
Brought to you by The Coding Institute, this guide includes tips and tricks, expert-answered reader questions, and sample tools to ensure you learn the pros and cons of hiring NPPs, as well as the ins and outs of ethically maximizing reimbursement for NPP encounters.
 
Take a look at some of the key areas covered in Non-Physician Practitioner Handbook:
 
Boost your productivity and income by adding an NPP, but weigh the pros and cons first.
Follow 3 Easy Steps to keep your NPP coding incident free.
New MAC tip reminds practices what ancillary staff can — and cannot — document.
Focus on terminology to navigate the NPP maze.
Use this incident-to audit checklist to avoid claim missteps.
PA assisting at surgery? Check these tips to bill properly.
Quickly determine whether you can bill your NPPs service incident to the physician.
Avoid these F2F pitfalls.

 
Please use the link below to purchase this handbook:
 

Please use discount code “MS20” at checkout to get a $20 discount on the Non-Physician Practitioner Handbook. (Offer valid only until September 06, 2016.)

I am looking forward to helping you ensure successful claims and top reimbursement for all the services your NPPs provide this year.

Thanks,
Mandalyn Morris
Customer Relationship Director

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