I am doing a business plan project for my MSN class. I am a little confused at the whole Medicare reimbursement part of it. I have a book here to reference and have spent lots of time searching online, but I'm not really understanding how it all works.
If an NP were to open a clinic, would she be able to bill Medicare directly for services rendered if there weren't a physician on staff? Would it be sufficient to have a collaborating physician or a physician as a consultant? I read in my book here that in order to bill Medicare, the physician has to be in direct supervision of the NP.
If anyone could help me figure out how to set this up for my business plan project, I'd be VERY grateful. The whole thing is giving me a headache.
Thank you so much.