15 Minute Thoughts: NP and PA Visits: Can the non-physician provider be billed under the physician?

Reminder for our call TODAY Wednesday

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Date & Time:                                        August 11, 2010,   8:30am-8:45am CST

MAS Conference Call Dial-in#:     218-862-1300

Conference Code:                               622911

MAS Office number:                          972-459-1508

Who should call in?

Any health care provider, Health care business owner or manager, Attorneys, Compliance Officer, Physicians, Non-physician providers, and Office Managers


NP & PA Visits: Can the non-physician provider be billed under the physician? I  have heard many questions in the last few months about whether a NP, PA, CNS can be billed under the physician’s provider number for any reason.  Can it be done while the non-physician provider is waiting on their only provider number?

Join myself and guest speaker, Edward Vishnevetsky as he provides input on whether non-physician providers can be billed under the physician provider number.  Mr. Vishnevesky is with Thompson & Coe in the Dallas, Texas office.  Edward L. Vishnevetsky has extensive experience in the area of health law and commercial litigation. He routinely argues before state and federal courts in areas of health law, employment law, and complex commercial litigation, and also represents hospitals, physicians, durable medical equipment (DME) providers and manufacturers before various state and federal regulatory agencies. Edward advises health care clients on operational matters, liability exposure, privacy issues, federal and state health care regulatory compliance, health care reimbursement disputes, as well as risk management issues. Edward is fluent in Russian and has conversational knowledge of Spanish.  To read his complete & extensive biography visit Thompson & Coe or Edward Vishnevetsky.

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Angela Miller of Medical Auditing Solutions LLC has been in health care compliance, auditing, billing, collections and HIPAA for over 18 years.  Ms. Miller has made it the  focus of the business to help providers run their businesses efficiently, collect money, and maintain compliance with federal and state regulations and coverage criteria through compliance program development, management and training.  Ms. Miller is very experienced with Medicare & Payer audits.  Ms. Miller ran a very successful compliance program for over 5 years for the largest private held HME/Pharmacy provider in the US at the time.  Ms. Miller  also works as a contract compliance officer to provide an avenue to compliance training to staff, implementation of policies, as well as handling anything that affects cash flow from the initial intake to back-end collections. You can visit our website at Medical Auditing Solutions LLC.

TAHCS Lone Star Conference

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ALL DAY ONLY $99 INCLUDES LUNCH & free  Happy Hour

I will be participating at the ALL DAY Conference.  We tried to make this a half day conference but there is so much information and so many changes that we just could not fit it into 4 hours.  This conference will include session presented by Thompson Coe, myself and representatives from CIGNA and VGM.  This conference will discuss the many woes that you are facing as health care providers from Competitive Bidding, ZPIC & RAC Audits, Compliance Issues, Effects of the new Healthcare Bill, Reimbursement and Legal Aspects to protect your business.  There will be many vendors that focus on helping health care providers run their businesses more efficiently and save money.

The 2010 LoneStar HME Conference will be held at the Dallas Crown Plaza Market Center Hotel. This one-day event will bring together top professionals in various fields, including numerous lawyers from Thompson Coe, who will present on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Competitive Bidding; the HITECH Act Edward L. Vishnevetsky (Thompson Coe)
  • Medicare’s Latest Changes – Mark Loney (Cigna Health Service)
  • ZPIC/RAC Audits – John G. Browning (Thompson Coe)
  • Governmental Affairs Update – Mark Higley (VGM)
  • DME Manufacturer/Supplier Lawsuits – Jeff Otto (Thompson Coe)
  • Texas Legislative Update in Health Care – Jay Thompson (Thompson Coe)
  • Effective Lobbying of HR 3790 – Barry Johnson (TAHCS)
  • Choice of Business Entity for DME Suppliers – Bruce Bringardner (Thompson Coe)
  • Proactive Chart Documentation – Angela Miller (Medical Auditing Solutions)

You will leave with a great deal of knowledge and only for $99 which includes lunch.  The Free Happy Hour is sponsored by Thompson Coe.  You will have a chance to network and have your questions answered by the best experts in the industry.  Get a double dose of information while enjoying yourself !  Now where can you spend an hour with 3-4 attorneys networking and asking questions for free?

Don’t miss this extraordinary meeting.  Take advantage of our industry experts in a relaxed atmosphere.  Learn how to survive tough times and do not miss the insider information

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HME Lone Star Conference

2010 HME Lone Star Conference.
Crowne Plaza – Dallas Market Center
7050 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247

April 26, 2010
8:30 to 4:00 pm
Free parking
Lunch included with registration

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