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Information from the Center for Medicare Services

Advanced Practice Nurse PowerPoint Presentation – This PowerPoint Presentation describes the roles and reimbursement rules that apply for CRNAs who bill for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

See more information on the Medicare Learning Network (MLN)

National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES)

The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandated the adoption of a standard unique identifier for health care providers. The National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) collects identifying information on health care providers and assigns each a unique National Provider Identifier (NPI).

Access Your NPI Number

Search the NPI Registry

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

The Patient Safety Authorityis an independent state agency established under Act 13 of 2002, the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error ("Mcare”) Act. Under Act 13, all hospitals, birthing centers, ambulatory surgical facilities and certain abortion facilities must report what the Act defines as "Serious Events” (actual adverse events) and "Incidents” (so-called "near-misses”). The Authority analyzes and evaluates those reports so it can learn from the data reported in order to advise facilities and make recommendations for changes in healthcare practices and procedures which may be instituted to reduce the number and severity of Serious Events and Incidents.

The PSF providers online resources for clinicians to use. A search specific to nurse anesthesia came up with the following"hits"