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Billing and Coding for Nurse Practitioners

Feb 11, 2020

Billing and coding for nurse practitioners— the most common "real world" frustration for new nurse practitioners?

Figuring out how to bill and code your office visits can feel overwhelming, tedious and too-hard-to-learn.

One under- or over-charge here and there may not seem like much, but when you add them all up... 😬 Yikes, I don't want to have to deal with medical fraud.

Billing and Coding Doesn't Have to Be Hard

I was so lucky as a nurse practitioner student to have both the phenomenal guidance of my physician associate preceptor and my nurse practitioner professor to help me finally get this "real world" skill to click.

I knew that billing and coding were going to be one of the first topics I covered here at Real World NP, so I could pass on all the guidance and wisdom I received.

In this episode, I'm taking this overwhelming-feeling skill and breaking it down SUPER simply (with a cheat sheet!). It's one of the top requested cheat sheets we've ever made! I still use mine at my desk almost every day.

Basically, you can plug the data into this cheat sheet and out pops the right E&M code to use.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How to accurately bill for new and established office visits (primary care only!)
  • The key differences between levels 3&4 (and the most common pitfall I see!)
  • A few patient examples to apply it to (and a walk-through of the plug-and-go cheat sheet)

Download the Billing and Coding for Nurse Practitioners Cheat Sheet Below 👇

(FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom right-hand corner of the video.)

Download Your Billing & Coding Cheat Sheet Here

**Cheatsheet UPDATED for 2021 Guidelines** 

Access the CMS Risk table here. Full document here.

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