tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2006 Issue 16
PHYSICIANS: Providers Need To Avoid Getting Lost In The NPI Transfer Shuffle
Bonus: Physician can't be sued for emergency care to other doctors' patients.When physicians apply for a national provider identifier, they should include their old identification numbers for other payers--not just for Medicare.This will help payers to develop "crosswalks" between a provider's old number and their NPI. If providers include a Medicaid number, they need to list the state name as well, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services advises in an April 7 email to providers. In other news:· CMS issued an interim final rule on training for medical residents in areas affected by natural disasters...
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