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  • 1.  APPs billing for POCUS

    Posted 06-03-2022 23:28
    Hi all,

    Our institution is exploring APPs to bill for POCUS. Does anyone have APPs billing for ultrasound within their ICUs? This is at the exploration phase, we have not examined criteria for continued competence, etc. But I am curious to know of any platforms that interface with EPIC, besides Qpath for billing purposes. 

    Any information would be helpful.


    Olivia Nicastro, ACNP-BC
    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    New Brunswick NJ

  • 2.  RE: APPs billing for POCUS

    Posted 06-06-2022 05:23

    This is a common question. Unfortunately it is very complicated. First for all procedures, they must be medically necessary. Then to bill for POCUS, you have to generate a report which is viewable by others. This is usually the biggest challenge. In addition, most hospital medical staff limits who can bill for US to select specialties which usually does not include critical care. 

    If the POCUS is medically necessary, it is easier to include it in critical care time.