[VIDEO] Cash Practice?

Each day I receive plenty of email from Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants/Associates and other clinicians who have questions about starting a practice, practice models, business development or a variety of other topics pertaining to practice operations, management and marketing. This video (below) answers a question I received from one individual but encompasses a question I …

ICD10 Codes

Nurse Practitioners and other clinicians should be aware of the changes  that are taking place when it comes to diagnostic coding. On October 1, 2013, medical coding in U.S. health care settings will change from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10. The transition will require business and systems changes throughout the health care industry. Everyone who is covered …

Medicare: Hold Claims for 10 days

Once again, Medicare is asking Nurse Practitioners and other providers to hold our Medicare Claims for 10 days until Congress can prevent a 21% reduction in reimbursement to providers.  We will not know the outcome until after Congress has a chance to reconvene on April 12 and they approve a pay patch.  However, it’s unclear …

Delay in Medicare Cuts

Many independent NP practices are concerned with the proposed changes in Medicare reimbursement. At this time, it stands at -21.2% of the physician allowable. Of course, for NPs and PAs that figure is a bit more.  The good news is the proposed cuts in payment have been delayed until March 1, 2010. In terms of …

CMS Proposes Payment/Policy Changes to Providers

This proposed change affects Nurse Practitioners and  Physicians Assistants as well as Physicians, and directly impact those of us with our own offices. Read carefully. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today proposed changes to policies and payment rates for services to be furnished during calendar year (CY 2010) by over 1 …

Using Common Sense to Save Money

In today’s economy, many people are looking for ways to watch their bottom line, save a bit of money, and still find joy in the work they do. It’s not difficult to do and can be done using plain old common sense with a bit of social responsibility thrown in. If you think about it, …

Medicare for NPs and PAs

The Medicare Learning Network now as a portal page for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Here you will find web-based training programs, internet-only manuals, articles, code of federal regulations, enrollment procedures, information on PQRI and NPI and more.