Incident-to billing is a service performed by a non-physician provider under the supervision of a physician. More and more practices employ Nurse Practitioners to handle additional volume.
When a non-physician provider performs a service, it gets confusing if the service is incident-to billing or not, whether to bill under the physician or non-physician?
Know these basic rules for performing incident-to billing under a Physician:
The key benefit of incident-to billing is, that billing under Physician is reimbursed at 100% of the contracted rate while billing under NPPs gets reimbursed at 80-85%.
Learn the billing rules detailed by AAFP's article that also lists the additional considerations here: https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p15.html