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Earn 4 CEUs

Services for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Wednesday, December 02
Jill M. Young

Jill M. Young

CPC, CEDC, CIMC

Utilizing NPs and PAs – Optimizing Revenue

Date and Time: December 2, 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
CEUs: 4

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified Gastroenterology Coder – CGIC™Certified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Internal Medicine Coder (CIMC™)Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder – COSC™Certified Pediatrics Coder – CPEDC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

For many reasons, including the current physician shortage, the NP’s and PA’s role in every day medicine is increasing. From being in the hospital on rounds and in surgery, to nursing home care, office visits, and procedures, mid-levels are providing services that physicians traditionally have. Medicare policy and rules can be tricky with all the unique situations these providers work in. Other carriers have instituted policies that range from a simplistic bill under the supervising provider to following Medicare policy and more. And don’t forget your State Scope and the new Qualifier for box 17! If you have a mid-level or are thinking of adding one, understanding the policies and how they apply to your practice is imperative. The OIG has these services on their “hit list,” so staying off the radar with a thorough understanding of the rules is a must.