tci Part B Insider - 2017 Issue 10

Physician Notes: Mark Your Calendars for NPI Requirement Date

Plus: The ICD-10 mapping tool is going away soon. If you've lagged behind on using NPIs for checking patients' Medicare status, the honeymoon is nearly over. Now: In the Common Working File, providers currently "are allowed to use either legacy Provider Numbers (CMS Certification Number [CCN] or Unique Physician Identification Number [UPIN]) or NPI on CWF Provider Queries" to check patients' eligibility," CMS says in a recent MLN Matters article. Then: As of Jan. 2, 2018, CWF will accept only an NPI as a valid Provider Number for such queries, CMS says in the article at www.cms...

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