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Patients are more likely to schedule a wellness visit if their physician recommends it, but that won't happen without staff support.
If your workload is no longer sustainable, it may be time to consider adding a certified physician assistant or nurse practitioner to your practice.
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.
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.