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Physicians should examine insurer contracts, provider policy and procedure manuals to ensure compliance
If you employ nurse practitioners or physician assistants, you should make sure you’re complying with each payer’s protocols when billing for services provided by nonphysicians. TAFP has recently heard from members who thought they were billing properly but have found themselves under investigation by payers. If these practices are found to be out of compliance, they may owe payers substantial refunds.
Many payers pay reduced fees for services provided by NPs and PAs but the rules and billing procedures doctors should follow when filing claims differ from payer to payer. For instance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas pays 15 percent less for services provided by NPs or PAs than they would for services provided by the supervising physician. The insurer requires that practices include a “Modifier SA” when filing claims to indicate that a service was performed by an NP or a PA.more
TAFP members: I’m here to help
By Bradley Reiner
Did you know?
Did you know the Texas Academy of Family Physicians has a practice management consultant representing you?
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Get answers to your practice management questions through new TAFP partnership
TAFP has partnered with a practice management consultant, Bradley Reiner, to provide staff and … more
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A labor of loveIn a time of narrowing scope for family medicine, four family physicians in a … more
Compliance and documentation: Lessons learned
By Bradley Reiner
I’ve been a practice management consultant for 13 years. I worked 10 years for the Texas Medical Association. I’ve … more
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Are you ready for the RAC?
By Bradley K. Reiner Practice Management Consultant, Reiner Consulting and Associates
I suppose when I ask, “Are you ready?,” you may be … more