Other Qualified Health Care Professionals

May 2, 2013

Question:

I see CPT added the statement, “other qualified health care professionals”: throughout the 2013 CPT manual. In our general surgery practice we employ physician assistants, registered nurses and medical assistants. Does this term now apply to all of these personnel meaning I can bill for their services if the code includes this description and they do the work?

Answer:

Thanks for your question and it is a critical question. No, the term does not apply to the registered nurses or medical assistants. It does, however, apply to your physician assistants.