I am relatively new and have some questions re: to billing under my # and the doctors. I am sure some one out there has the answers.
1.) Can an NP see a new patient on her/his own or does the dr. have to see new patients ( in the office).
2.) Currently I am seeing the patients in the office and then, at a later time (either that day or even the next morning) I talk with the dr. and review every patient I saw and explain what I ordered etc and if he wants something additional or different, I would contact the pt. This goes for new and existing patients. Sometimes, if he is in the office, I will discuss it with him at that moment, and he may even come in to the exam room and see the patient if I need him to look at or listen to something. We are billing under my number and of course getting 85% but can we bill at a higher level since he is being consulted on just about every case?
3.) When I discuss the case with him or he comes in and examines the patient, how should I document that? Is it enough to say in my note that this was discussed with dr. and WE have decided to ......?