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Billing => Facility Billing => Topic started by: pt4billing on March 11, 2011, 01:21:02 AM

Title: Does a therapist need a different PTAN for each county in CA?
Post by: pt4billing on March 11, 2011, 01:21:02 AM
I was told by a therapy company that in Calif. there used to be two areas: Northern and Southern CA.  Each required a separate PTAN for each therapist.

This company says that Medicare or Palmetto now requires each therapist to have a different PTAN for each county in which that therapist sees patients.

I called Palmetto and was told that there are still just the 2 areas (northern and southern CA) and no need for a different PTAN in each county.

Does anyone know anything about this county thing?  Am I being mislead by the company?

Title: Re: Does a therapist need a different PTAN for each county in CA?
Post by: Michele on March 11, 2011, 07:42:25 AM
There are two areas, northern and southern.  Each provider needs a PTAN for both if they see patients in both.  I haven't heard of them being issued for each county, just by northern and southern.

Michele
Title: Re: Does a therapist need a different PTAN for each county in CA?
Post by: camedbill on March 13, 2011, 06:25:03 PM
There are only 2 contractors (claim processors) far as I know North and South