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  1. 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!!

    Thanks

    Denise

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    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

  3. Talking
    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

  4. 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

    Denise

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