TITLE

NPI required in January on Medicare fee-for-service claims

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
AHA News;10/15/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 21, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement for hospitals and other providers to use a National Provider Identifier (NPI) when they bill Medicare administrative contractors and fiscal intermediaries beginning January 1, 2008. According to CMS, this step was taken because the majority of institutional providers already include NPI in their medical claims. CMS warned that claims with only legacy provider identifiers will be returned as unprocessable.
ACCESSION #
27221463

 

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