Hospitals and providers interpret “incident-to” in completely different ways. For physicians and practitioners, the phrase refers to “incident-to billing,” which is physician coding and billing for subordinate staff services. For hospitals, the phrase “incident-to” refers to “incident-to services,” which is the major benefit category for hospitals under the Medicare program. Hospitals are paid for services that are incident-to services provided by physicians.
The MHA Health Foundation webinar Physician Supervision & Incident-to Compliance will answer the following questions about billing for “incident-to” services:
- Why does the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) frequently refer to incident-to services?
- How is incident-to different for hospitals and physicians?
- Are there differences between physician clinics and hospitals relative to physician supervision?
- How do physicians use the incident-to process for billing?
- Are there compliance implications for physician supervision and incident-to?
- How do physician supervision and incident-to relate to the provider-based rule?
- How does incident-to apply to critical access hospitals and rural health clinics?
Meet Your Faculty
Duane Abbey, PhD, CFP, is president and management consultant of Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Ames, IA. For more than 20 years, Abbey has provided healthcare consulting services to hospitals, physicians and medical clinics in the areas of compliance and payment.
Who Should Attend
Coding, billing and reimbursement staff; personnel involved with overseeing compliance and operational policies at provider-based clinics; clinical department managers; and compliance officers
MHA members can register for a connection fee of $195; $295 for non-MHA members
Members are encouraged to register by noon, Sept. 10.