42 CFR 424.506 - National Provider Identifier (NPI) on all enrollment applications and claims.

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§ 424.506 National Provider Identifier (NPI) on all enrollment applications and claims.

(a) Definition. Eligible professional means any of the professionals specified in section 1848(k)(3)(B) of the Act.

(b) Enrollment requirements.

(1) A provider or a supplier that is eligible for an NPI must do the following:

(i) Report its NPI on its Medicare enrollment application.

(ii) If the provider or supplier was in the Medicare program before obtaining an NPI and the provider's or the supplier's NPI is not in the provider's or supplier's Medicare enrollment record, the provider or supplier must update its Medicare enrollment record by submitting its NPI using either of the following:

(A) The applicable paper CMS-855 form.

(B) Internet-based PECOS.

(2) A physician or eligible professional who has validly opted-out of the Medicare program is not required to submit a Medicare enrollment application for any reason, including to order or certify.

(c) Claims reporting requirements.

(1) A provider or supplier that is enrolled in Medicare and submits a paper or an electronic claim must include its NPI and the NPI(s) of any other provider(s) or supplier(s) identified on the claim.

(2) A Medicare beneficiary who submits a claim for service to Medicare -

(i) Must include the legal name of any provider or supplier who is required to be identified in that claim; and

(ii) May, if known to the beneficiary, include the National Provider Identifier (NPI) of any provider or supplier who is required to be identified in that claim.

(3) A Medicare contractor will reject a claim from a provider or a supplier if the required NPI(s) is not reported.

[75 FR 24448, May 5, 2010, as amended at 77 FR 25317, Apr. 27, 2012]

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Title 42 published on 2015-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR Part 424 after this date.

  • 2016-11-18; vol. 81 # 223 - Friday, November 18, 2016
    1. 81 FR 81697 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017; Medicare Advantage Bid Pricing Data Release; Medicare Advantage and Part D Medical Loss Ratio Data Release; Medicare Advantage Provider Network Requirements; Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule; correction.
      This correcting document is effective January 1, 2017.
      42 CFR Parts 405, 410, 411, 414, 417, 422, 423, 424, 425, and 460
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