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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If a PA is working under the license/supervision of a DO, can the PA bill for Osteomanipulative Therapy that the DO does?
Answer from Karen McGovern, Colorado Medical Board Here
Have you registered your account with the Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)?
A new Colorado law passed in 2014 requires PAs with a DEA-Registration to create an account to use the PDMP. If you have not yet registered an account, please do so now at www.hidesigns.com/copdmp
Do I need an NPI?
Answer from CMS.gov:
Yes. Under the NPI Final Rule (69 FR 3434), health care providers who are covered entities under HIPAA are required to obtain an NPI and to use it to identify itself as a health care provider in HIPAA transactions as of May 23, 2007. Small health plans were required to use the NPI since May 23, 2008. A health care provider is a covered entity if it transmits any health information in electronic form in connection with a transaction for which the Secretary has adopted a standard. For example, any health care provider (individual or organization) who sends electronic health care claims to a health plan(s),is a covered provider and must obtain an NPI. Health care providers who are not covered providers may elect to apply for NPIs, but are not required to do so. For the latest information regarding NPI issues for health care providers, visit this website: "http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalProvIdentStand/
Here is the link to apply for an NPI: https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/StaticForward.do?forward=static.instructions
Can a PA place a patient on an M1 Pych hold?
Answer from Karen McGovern, Colorado Medical Board: Here
The Pharmacists says, "I must have my supervising physician's name on the script"
PA Reimbursement for Medicaid Services ---- "Is On-site Supervision required?"
Please read the response form Richard Delaney, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) here.
On May 9, 2014 the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing adopted an emergency regulation which defines the amount, scope, and duration of the Speech-Language and Hearing Medicaid Benefit. The regulation authorizes PAs to certify a therapist's plan of care.
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CAPA would like to congratulate Debby J. Faes, PA-C, PA of the Year Award winner 2011.