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    Default NPI Numbers

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    Question about NPI billing:

    If you have three different offices do you have to have three different NPI numbers to bill. Medicare is confusing me. I cannot get a straight answer -

    Is it only Medicare or is it all the carriers?

    Please help!!



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    Milwaukee WI

    Default NPI is unique number per provider

    The NPI is a unique identifier for each provider. The NPI follows that provider throughout his/her career. Where s/he performs the service is immaterial. The NPI is attached to the person, not the location.

    ONE NPI per person.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    I agree w/true blue...I work for five orthopaedic dr's and each one has there individual NPI and we also have an NPI for our group. Hope this helps

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    Default NPI Numbers

    Thank you Tessa and Priscilla -

    One more question - do the same rules apply for DME or is that location specific? Medicare is telling us it is location specific.

    Thanks again


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