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Incident to services

Incident to services is a term used when a non-physician practitioner (NPP) provides a service, but the service is billed under the supervising physician’s national provider identifier (NPI).

Incident to services requirements:

  • Services must be part of a patient’s normal course of treatment.
  • The reporting physician must personally perform the initial service and remain actively involved in the care.
  • The reporting physician, or any physician member of the same practice, must provide direct supervision. Direct supervision, in the office setting, means the physician must be present in the office suite and immediately available to furnish assistance and direction throughout the performance of the procedure.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Salma Tahir (646-895-4038) or Claire Niles (860-271-4382) in the Office of Privacy and Corporate Compliance (OPCC).