tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2008 Issue 21

Industry Notes: NPI-Only Date Is Here -- Get Your Claims On Track

Plus: New DME competitive bidding awardees announced for 10 communities Get ready for denials if you're not geared up for the National Provider Identifier (NPI) requirements that hit May 23. "As of May 23, Medicare FFS will require and send NPI-Only in ALL provider identifier fields for all HIPAA and paper transactions where a provider identifier is required," CMS warned on the eve of the deadline. "If you send Medicare a transaction with a Medicare legacy identifier in any of the provider fields, your claim will be rejected," CMS said. And you won't be off the hook...

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