I called Medicare to check a denial and was asked for the physician's PTAN Number. I have search for information and have found out that this is also the Medicare Legacy Number. I don't believe our physician has one of these. I looked at the Palmetto website and could not find much information - other than that we need one to check claims, etc.
Is this a number that is assigned when he applied for Medicare, or does it have to be applied for separately ?
FYI, our office has been billing Medical and Private Insurance for many years, but we are new to Medicare and are trying to figure it out.