The 2013 Work Plan for the OIG has been released and here are some of the top items that relate to medical practices. This is a great list to use for review and discussion – Is your medical practice doing this correctly?
Incident-To Services Performed by Nonphysicians
Reasons why practices are not billing these services correctly:
- Lack of understanding of incident-to
- Trying to avoid the 15% reduction in reimbursement for services provided by credentialed nonphysicians
- Difficulty in documenting who provided the services for charge entry