CPT Coding Changes

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CNS vs. NP

  • 1.  CNS vs. NP

    Posted 08-23-2013 01:56 PM
    Anyone know if the CNS's should the chart the same as NP's with the coding changes?

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  • 2.  RE:CNS vs. NP

    Posted 08-24-2013 08:37 AM
    Hi Satu,
    The purpose of CPT codes is to capture the work, not who is doing the work.   The nature of the work done by a licensed provider is governed by the state board.  If you are diagnosing and prescribing you would definitely use the E&M codes pertaining to that level of work.  If you are diagnosing and providing therapy you would use the codes that pertain to that work.  I am a CNS licensed as APRN in CT and use the E&M codes. Hope this helps!

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