In products where members are able to self-refer to providers for care and services, members are advised to use participating providers in order to receive the highest level of benefits.When services can be administered in various settings, the Company reserves the right to reimburse only those services that are furnished in the most appropriate and cost-effective setting that is appropriate to the member’s medical needs and condition. This decision is based on the member’s current medical condition and any required monitoring or additional services that may coincide with the delivery of this service.
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Non-Incident To services are those personally performed by the CRNP or PA without direct supervision from a physician.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). MLN Matters SE0441. [CMS Web site]. Available at:
https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/se0441.pdf. Accessed February 14, 2019.
SA - Nurse practitioner rendering service in collaboration with a physician
Policy: 00.03.07x:Laboratory Services for Members Enrolled in Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Health Maintenance Organization Point-of-Service (HMO-POS) Products
Policy: 00.03.09d:X-rays Associated with Fractures in the Office Setting
Policy: 00.03.10e:Obstetrical Ultrasounds for Members Enrolled in a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Health Maintenance Organization Point-of-Service (HMO-POS) Product
Policy: 00.10.01ab:Services Paid Above Capitation for Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Health Maintenance Organization Point-of-Service (HMO-POS) Primary Care Providers