Here is an email from Mark. He heads up the Auth department on one of our bigger clients. He just received this email concerning NPs...
I just got a copy of the January 2013 special bulleting put out by DMA. According to it, and the fee schedules they release, Nurse Practitioners and PA’s are not able to bill E/M codes independently. It says PA’s must do it ‘incident to’ a physician and the NP may only provide the therapy codes – which doesn’t include any 90862 equivalent.
Here is a link to the bulletin where I pulled this info:
Here is a link to the Psych NP fee schedule for allowable codes: