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Virtual incident-to visits are still a choice during COVID-19 PHE

Effective Oct 27, 2022
Published Oct 31, 2022
Last Reviewed Oct 27, 2022
Question: We conducted a sample review of claims for 2021 and found two visits that were performed by the physician assistant (PA) but billed incident-to on days when the physician was not in the office. When we investigated, we found more claims with the same problem. According to the documentation for each visit the physician was at home but “present” through a real-time, audio/visual Zoom connection. Is there an exception that allows us to bill incident-to this way?

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