A substantial proportion of staff salaries and overhead can be recovered from physician and/or nurse practitioner billing, therefore careful attention must be paid to accurate and comprehensive clinical billing and tracking processes. CAPC has compiled a set of overview documents and tools to assist in the development of proper documentation, coding and billing. These documents focus on Medicare Part B physician and advanced practice nurse billing for those services common to inpatient consult services.
Close collaboration with your local billing experts is a necessity because billing requirements, procedures and some codes may vary across states and institutions. National requirements for coding and billing may change annually or more often, so always consult the CMS Physician Center for specific references.
If you have additional questions, please go to the CAPCconnectTM palliative care discussion forum. CAPCconnectTM is a free resource for health care professionals who want to share information, exchange ideas, and get advice from their colleagues on operational issues affecting their palliative care programs.