The when and how of billing for a new physician – Ophthalmology Management

Adding a physician or other health-care professional (eg, physician assistant, nurse practitioner) to your practice is challenging. We are frequently asked: How can we start billing for a new physician right away? Here are a few options — while none are perfect, they will keep you on the right side of the law.

This article addresses the following questions:

  • Are we allowed to have a senior doctor sign off on the new doctor’s charts?
  • What’s the problem?
  • Are these cases ever prosecuted?
  • But what can we do?
  • Are there other alternatives besides those two?

This article was published in Ophthalmology Management’s Coding & Reimbursement column, which is written by Corcoran’s Executive Vice-President, Suzanne Corcoran, COE. To view the entire article in Ophthalmology Management, click on the link below:;-reimbursement

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