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Question 1. 1 / 1 ptsIn relation to writing a patient encounter note, the acronym SOAP stands for which of the following? Subjective, objective, assessment, plan Symptoms, observations, assessment, plan.Symptoms, objective findings, assessment, plan.Subjective, outward findings, assessment, plan.The acronym SOAP stands for subjective, objective, assessment and plan.Question 2. 1 / 1 ptsWhat must you do as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) before billing for visits? Obtain a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number.Provide evidence of continuing medical education.Establish a collaborative agreement with a physician.!Obtain a provider number and familiarize yourself with the rules and policies of the third-party payer.To bill your clients for services, you must obtain a provider number and familiarize yourself with the rules and policies of each payor.Question 3. 1 / 1 ptsDenial of provider status is something that seriously impedes a nurse practitioner’s ability to practice. If that occurs, some steps one can take include:Requesting that your physician colleagues intervene on your behalf by writing critical letters to the organization in questionRequesting that your clients lobby on your behalf by going to the newspapers.t!Writing letters to the organization’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), activating others to lobby on your behalf, and reapplying after a 6-month period“Bashing” the organization to others and contacting an attorney.There are many steps a nurse practitioner can take if denied provider status by a 3rd party reimburser. First, one should ascertain the reasons for this stance and determine whether it is the same across the board regarding nurse practitioners. If it is a consistent policy, attempt to find out why and begin marshaling evidence to overturn this stance in a constructive way. This may include having both clients and physician colleagues “lobby” on your behalf. Find out who the decision makerin the organization is and attempt to communicate directly with that person. Ascertain if there is a law in the state mandating this policy. Be prepared to testify at hearings and speak out at community meetings about this issue. Request language changes that specify “ask your doctor” and lobby to have these changes adopted. Reapplication in 6 months is reasonable.

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