tci Part B Insider - 2007 Issue 21

PHYSICIAN NOTES: Don't Make Your Physician's Social Security Number Public, CMS Warns

Watch out: Inaccurate usage statistics could lead to sharp cuts in imaging payments You have until July 16 to correct your information in the NPI database before it goes public Aug. 1, an official with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarified in a June 29 Open Door Forum on enrollment. Also, not all of your information in the database will be publicly available starting in August, according to CMS- Jim Bossenmeyer. Social Security Numbers (SSNs), dates of birth, countries of birth and other sensitive data won't be in the public database. But you should make sure...

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