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

October 2007
AHA News;10/15/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 21, p2
Trade Publication
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.


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