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