Medical Billing Forum

Billing => Billing => Topic started by: bt_elite00 on June 09, 2016, 08:20:40 AM

Title: Billing for a Registered Nurse at a Mental Health Facility
Post by: bt_elite00 on June 09, 2016, 08:20:40 AM
How do you bill for a registered nurse at a mental health facility.

I attempted to credential the nurse for Tricare/BCBS and they stated they do not credential registered nurses. If the RN works at a mental health facility, how does she get reimbursed? I am confused.
Title: Re: Billing for a Registered Nurse at a Mental Health Facility
Post by: rdmoore2003 on June 09, 2016, 03:11:52 PM
You do not credential nurses.
Title: Re: Billing for a Registered Nurse at a Mental Health Facility
Post by: kristin on June 09, 2016, 09:30:23 PM
Wouldn't the services she provides be included in what the facility bills to insurance? An RN isn't even considered an NPP, so far as I know.
Title: Re: Billing for a Registered Nurse at a Mental Health Facility
Post by: Michele on June 10, 2016, 11:54:03 AM
If they services are being billed out on UB04s then the supervising physician or medical director would be indicated on the UB04 form.  If the services are being billed on a CMS1500 then the supervising physician or physician overseeing the RN would be the rendering provider.  RNs are not listed as rendering providers.