Non-Physician Practitioners in General Surgery - What Can They Do and How Can We Bill?

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Prerecorded Event
Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
Conference Date
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
60 Minutes
Product Description

Medicare Guidelines for Non-Physician Practitioners in General Surgery

In the United States, there are approximately 150,000 practicing and licensed non-physician practitioners (NPPs) and about half of them work in general surgery or surgical sub-specialties. Since the implementation of the 80-hour weekly restriction for the residents by ACGME, the hiring of non-physician practitioners among practices has increased tremendously.

Non physician practitioner helps in decreasing the workload of residents to make up for the time restriction. However, residents need to be aware about the documentation and billing requirements, which vary by payer, as well as specific practice guidelines from state to state. Join Kim Garner-Huey - MJ, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, in this informative session to compare the billing requirements by payer. In this 60-minute session, you will get tips for finding state licensure and privilege information and innumerable ideas for making the most of the assets NPPs bring to your practice.

Topics covered in the session:

  • Insights on roles of non-physician practitioners in General Surgery
  • Know this Medicare guidelines for non-physician practitioners
  • How to deal with payers who do not have policies on NPPs
  • Avoid these compliance risks at any cost
  • Learn from these common patient relation issues


Who should attend: General Surgery Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Managers, Coders, Compliance Officers

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About Our Speaker

Kim Garner Huey - Health Care Management Expert

Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians.

Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a bachelor’s degree in health care management and went on to...   More Info
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