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Billing => Billing => Topic started by: KARREN on January 23, 2013, 08:49:39 AM

Title: Box 17 and 17a
Post by: KARREN on January 23, 2013, 08:49:39 AM
a patients comes to see the doctor..  no one referred him..  when submitting claims to ins do you need to also included the rendering dr info in box 17 and 17a or leave this blank. 

Thanks
Karen
 
Title: Re: Box 17 and 17a
Post by: Sriram_Sub on January 24, 2013, 08:54:17 AM
I think it depends on the specialty of the provider. If it is a PCP or a family practice physician, Referring doctor may not be required. But if the provider is a specialist, it would need the blocks filled up.

Sriram
Title: Re: Box 17 and 17a
Post by: RichardP on January 24, 2013, 11:44:34 AM
Karren, see the question and response here:

http://www.medicalbillinglive.com/members/index.php?topic=7087.msg21277#msg21277