MedPAC: Eliminate “Incident to” Billing for ARNPs and NPs

If Congress adopts the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC), most recent recommendations, “incident to” billing could become a thing of the past for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs). The recommendation to eliminate “incident to” billing for these providers was made in MedPAC’s biennial report issued in June. MedPAC is an independent […]

Renewed efforts underway to allow ARNPs and PAs to prescribe controlled substances

There’s another effort afoot in Tallahassee to allow Physician Assistants (PA) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) to write prescriptions. Rep. Cary Pigman, a Republican from Avon Park, has filed a bill (HB 423) that would allow these practitioners to prescribe controlled substances without the direct supervision of a physician, something they are prohibited from […]

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