Deceased physician providers billing Medicare

Provider Education for Handling Issues Related to Deceased Providers, CMS CR 5508 – CMS has released an article regarding Medicare rejecting an electronic claim received without an NPI after May 23, 2007, in cases where the provider died prior to obtaining an NPI. In these situations, the provider’s representative will need to submit the claim on paper. The complete article is available on the CMS MLN Matters Web page.

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