MedPAC: Eliminate “Incident to” Billing for ARNPs and NPs

If Congress adopts the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC), most recent recommendations, “incident to” billing could become a thing of the past for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs). The recommendation to eliminate “incident to” billing for these providers was made in MedPAC’s biennial report issued in June. MedPAC is an independent […]

Incident-to Billing Investigation Ends in $118,000 Fine

A physician in Texarkana, Texas recently agreed to pay $118,000 to settle allegations he engaged in improper billing practices for his Medicare patients at three of his clinics. According to the allegations, Dr. Donald S. Douglas’ advanced practice nurses (APNs) were hired to assist him with seeing patients in his clinics. By law, if the […]

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