Week 8 Discussion

Discussion: Reimbursement Issues for Nurse PractitionersUnderstanding the complex process of accurate coding and billing is essential to a sustainable practice. As NPs, we are ultimately responsible for ensuring all coding and billing is accurate for each patient seen. For this Discussion, you will search the health care literature and summarize a peer-reviewed journal article published within the last five years.To prepare:Select one of the following topics:Applying for Medicare and Medicaid Provider NumbersApplication process for National Provider Identifier NumberIncident to billingCoding-Evaluation & ManagementFraudulent billingBilling Self-Pay patientsManaged Care OrganizationsConduct a search and select a peer-reviewed journal article published within the last five years related to the topic you selected.Note: For this Discussion, all students are to avoid all written work, which reviews or outlines coding and billing atprevious or current worksitesas well asprevious or current practicum sites.By Day 3Post a brief summary of the article you selected. Include the key reimbursement issue addressed and how they would impact the NP in a collaborative practice versus and independent practice. Discuss an ethical or legal implication(s) associated with your article.

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