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During the “Insiders” portion, Ms Digby discusses sleep disorders. She refers to this document. As the call begins, our first question concerns pressure injuries that progress to pressure ulcers during the inpatient stay and the necessary physician documentation for correct reporting. Next, Ms Digby addressed whether a Nurse Practitioner can perform and bill for physical therapy services. Finally, which modifier comes first when more than one modifier is required?

Congratulations to Abbi for winning this episode’s “mugging”!

Dial in for the next Episode on April 12 beginning at 10:10 am Eastern (7:10 am Pacific).

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