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Primary Care Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Solve This Incident-To UTI Puzzle

Question: If a patient is being treated by a doctor for recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and a physician’s assistant (PA) prescribes an antibiotic for the condition, would the PA be regarded as acting incident to the physician and the encounter billed under the doctor? Arizona Subscriber Answer: The answer to this question is dependent on the context for the [...]