ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.
Nonphysician practitioners can expand practice capacity, but it's vital to follow the billing rules.
Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.
This article explains how to bill Medicare for services provided by nonphysician providers (NPPs) -- when to bill under the NPP's own provider number and when to bill under the physician's provider number as "incident-to" care. The rules for shared visits are also explained.
This article describes the key points of Medicare's incident-to rules as they apply to family physicians.