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Question: A nurse practitioner told a patient to return after an office visit if his chest pain worsened, and the provider ordered a nuclear stress test to take place the next day. Can my provider cou... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Among a raft of codes that are on track to lose eligible service amounts in the new year, you’ll find a series of lesion-removal services and other integumentary procedural codes, according to t... More
Question: A nurse practitioner told a patient to return after an office visit if his chest pain worsened, and the provider ordered a nuclear stress test to take place the next day. Can my provider cou... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Among a raft of codes that are on track to lose eligible service amounts in the new year, you’ll find a series of lesion-removal services and other integumentary procedural codes, according to t... More
Tools
This sample template for immediate post-op notes is courtesy of Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Pikeville leadership requires physicians to complete this form before the patient goes to the next level of care unless accompanied by the practitioner who did the procedure. Full post-operative reports should be completed according to hospital policy.
Click the "Download file" link to access an annual wellness visit (AWV) form updated for 2016 with new screenings.

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