Question Par and Non Par Medicare question


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I don't think this is possible, but I'll ask. If a physician works at two different practices which are owned by different groups, can they be a Par MC provider at one office and a non Par provider at the second office? My guess is that they can't because even though each office has its own EIN and Group NPI number, the claims are filed with the physician's individual NPI number as the provider of services.

Another question: Can a physician work at one office as a Par provider but Opt Out of Medicare at the second office? Again, my guess is no because of their NPI number being used on claims at the Par office.

Thanks for your help.

Tom Cheezum, OD, CPC, COPC