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Physician Assistant

Luz Posted Wed 08th of October, 2014 15:48:18 PM

Is it appropriate for a license physician assistant to perform an arterial line procedure (36620) under the supervision of the attending physician?

Luz Posted Tue 14th of October, 2014 11:37:40 AM

Can anyone, please answer this question-thank you

SuperCoder Answered Thu 16th of October, 2014 09:16:54 AM

Dear Luz, If your state law allows the PA to perform this procedure and considers it within her scope of practice (the PA should be able to give you this information from her association's state website's scope of practice laws), then she may perform the procedure and bill it using her NPI. The PA must have billing arrangements with the hospital and not be employed by them. Incident to rules do not apply to inpatient locations so you cannot bill the procedure under the physician's NPI.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Godreau, CPC, CPMA, CPEDC
Director, SuperCoder.com

Luz Posted Wed 29th of October, 2014 09:08:32 AM

Thank you so much; this is very informative.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 29th of October, 2014 09:37:15 AM

You are welcome.

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