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: