Author Topic: Change of medical practice  (Read 1205 times)

Reinfryt

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Change of medical practice
« on: June 01, 2009, 08:22:38 PM »
Dear Medical Billers:
I am an MD currently employed by a hospital owned medical group. In a few weeks I will leave my employee practice and move to a new office where I will start a new medical practice. This practice is a professional corporation I have started and registered with the state. After registering this corporation I  applied to the IRS and received an EIN for the corporation. I then used this EIN for my new corporation to open a bank account. I will use this bank account to receive electronic fund transfer payments from Medicare and Blue Cross. My patients from my hospital owned practice (95% Medicare) will see me at my new practice where I will bill Medicare and be paid by ETF to my corporate bank account. Because of my change in status I am enrolling my new corporation in Medicare using PECOS. When I begin the online enrollment the screen asks me for an NPI number. Do I need to apply for a new NPI number for this corporation when I  enroll? Do I use my individual NPI which has been assigned to me? I would like to have my Medicare enrollment live and active when I move to my new practice so that I may minimize the time period during which I am working and not being paid. Thanks Reinfryt MD

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Re: Change of medical practice
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 06:56:15 AM »
You need a Type II NPI for the PC that you have formed.  You cannot use your individual NPI.  You can obtain an NPI free by completing the online application at https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/StaticForward.do?forward=static.npistart

If you cannot complete this on your own (which if you are doing your own Medicare apps you won't have a problem) we complete NPI apps for $29.95.

Good luck

Michele
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