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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: Csinsay on March 29, 2011, 12:48:25 PM

Title: Credentialing For a Hospitalist
Post by: Csinsay on March 29, 2011, 12:48:25 PM
Hi, I need assistance credentialing for a Hospitalist.   Because this physician is a Hospitalist, she sees patients in a hospital and does NOT have her own office.   When filling out the Medicare Form 855I, I do not know what to write in Section 4 - "Practice Location Information".  The doctor gave me two addresses...  a UPS mailbox (with a regular address and not P.O. Box) and her home address.   Which one should I enter as the Practice Address Location?   Also, she is in the process of getting privileges to a hospital but it is not Fully Approved yet.  I just called Palmetto GBA and they were no help at all.   ANY help anybody can give me would be very much appreciated!   Thanks in advance!!! 
Title: Re: Credentialing For a Hospitalist
Post by: rdmoore2003 on March 29, 2011, 03:57:00 PM
the practice address should be that, where she is delivering services.
Title: Re: Credentialing For a Hospitalist
Post by: Csinsay on March 29, 2011, 04:37:17 PM
Thank you, Regina.   Since she would be rendering her services in the hospital,  I was thinking the hospital address.  But she needs to get approved for privileges first. 
Title: Re: Credentialing For a Hospitalist
Post by: rdmoore2003 on March 30, 2011, 10:56:10 AM
her address to send the payment should be different than the hospital address where services are rendered.   she can use her po box if that is how she prefers.