Nursing facility visits are Evaluation and Management services provided in a skilled nursing facility or a long term nursing facility.
Only a physician may perform an initial nursing facility service in a SNF. This includes admissions and re-admissions. In an NF, a non-physician practitioner (NPP) who is not employed by the NF may perform an initial nursing facility service IF it is allowed within the NPPs licensure, state scope of practice, state law and if the NPP meets collaboration and supervision requirements. NPPs may perform subsequent nursing facility care prior to or after the initial physician admission.
99304-99306 Initial Nursing Facility Care
99307-99310 Subsequent Nursing Facility Care
99315-99316 Nursing Facility Discharge
99318 Annual Nursing Facility Assessment
Physician services are mandated for patients in a SNF or NF as a condition of the facility’s participation with Medicare.
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