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W8 Discussion: Reimbursement Issues for Nurse Practitioners
Understanding 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, 
1. you will search the health care literature and 2. 
2. summarize a peer-reviewed journal article published within the last five years.
To prepare:
·  3,  Select one of the following topics that u like to discuss
o  
o Applying for Medicare and Medicaid Provider Numbers
o Application process for National Provider Identifier Number
o Incident to billing
o Coding-Evaluation & Management
o Fraudulent billing
o Billing Self-Pay patients
o Managed Care Organizations
· 4. Conduct 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 at previous or current worksites as well as previous or current practicum sites.
5. Post a brief summary of the article you selected.
6.  Include the key reimbursement issue addressed and how they would impact the NP in a collaborative practice versus and independent practice. 
7. Discuss an ethical or legal implication(s) associated with your article.
      NOTE:
WRITE 1 PAGE
SAME AS BEFORE
DUE 1.09.2018
NO PLAGIARIS,
Use References provided
 
Required Readings
Buppert, C. (2018). Nurse practitioner’s business  practice and legal guide (6th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Bartlett & Jones  Learning.
Chapter 9, “Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services” (pp. 311-325)
Optional Resources
 
Buppert, C. (2018). Nurse practitioner’s business  practice and legal guide (6th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Bartlett & Jones  Learning.

Chapter 9, “Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services” (pp. 311-325)

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