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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Medical and Nursing Specialists, Physicians, and Physician Assistants Handbook : 8 Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) : 8.4 Claims Filing and Reimbursement : 8.4.2 Reimbursement

8.4.2
According to 1 TAC §355.8281, the Medicaid rate for NPs and CNSs is 92 percent of the rate paid to a physician (MD or DO) for the same professional service and 100 percent of the rate paid to physicians for laboratory services, X-ray services, and injections. When NPs or CNSs bill Medicaid directly for services they performed, they must use their individual provider identifier. If the services are performed by the NP or CNS but billed by a physician or physician group, the billing provider is the physician or physician group. Physicians may be reimbursed 92 percent of the established reimbursement rate for services provided by an NP or CNS if the physician does not make a decision regarding the client’s care or treatment on the same date of service as the billable medical visit. This 92 percent reimbursement rate does not apply to laboratory services, X-ray services, and injections provided by an NP or CNS.
Note:
NP and CNS providers who are enrolled in Texas Medicaid as THSteps providers also receive 92 percent of the rate paid to a physician for THSteps services when a claim is submitted with their THSteps provider identifier as the billing provider.
Providers can refer to the OFL or the applicable fee schedule on the TMHP website at www.tmhp.com.
Texas Medicaid implemented mandated rate reductions for certain services. The OFL and static fee schedules include a column titled “Adjusted Fee” to display the individual fees with all mandated percentage reductions applied. Additional information about rate changes is available on the TMHP website at www.tmhp.com/pages/topics/rates.aspx.
Refer to:
Subsection 1.1, “Provider Enrollment and Reenrollment,” in Section 1, “Provider Enrollment and Responsibilities” (Vol. 1, General Information).
Subsection 2.2, “Fee-for-Service Reimbursement Methodology,” in Section 2, “Texas Medicaid Fee-for-Service Reimbursement” (Vol. 1, General Information) for more information about reimbursement.

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