The CPT® book defines shared or split services in 2021.
- Although the concept of shared or split services has been around for a long time, it was previously defined by Medicare in the claims processing manual.
- Beginning in 2021, the AMA is including rules about shared or split services and time in the CPT® book.
- Medicare has not changed its rules related to incident to billing or split/shared visits.
- Review your commercial payer contracts regarding bill for nurse practitioners and physician assistants before making any changes based on CPT rules.
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