An Explanation of ‘Incident to’ Billing and How It Relates to Scope-of-Practice Issues

February 26, 2019


Craig Wilson, JD, MPA
Director, Health Policy

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This week begins a second consecutive week that the Arkansas General Assembly is considering bills related to health professional scope of practice. Billing practices sometimes obscure the type of health professional providing a medical service and limit broader workforce analyses of provider supply and demand issues.

This explainer provides information about “incident to” billing, through which non-physician practitioners may bill under a physician’s billing identifier.

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