By Charles E. Rhoades, MD
Four ways to integrate PAs into your practice
Integrating a physician extender into your office isn’t a matter of “one-size-fits-all.” How you use a physician assistant (PA) depends on many factors, but PAs may be integrated into orthopaedic offices primarily in the following four ways:
Saying there are “troubling indications” of abuse in the way hospitals use electronic records to bill for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the Obama administration warned on Monday that it would not tolerate what it called attempts to “game the system” and vowed to vigorously prosecute doctors and hospitals implicated in fraud.
If a non-physician practitioner (NPP)—but not a physician—has seen a patient within the last three years, is the patient new or established?