PA and NP Billing: Are You Doing It Correctly? – May 2016
by Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC
The effective use of physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioner (NPs) in an orthopaedic practice requires an understanding of key billing rules that apply to these nonphysician providers (NPPs). Compare your practice’s internal procedures to the following common questions and answers. The guidelines referenced are for Medicare claims; other payers may have different rules. The Medicare scenarios and guidelines described in this article apply the same way to both PAs and NPs.