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Christy

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Provider Change of Address
« on: May 07, 2013, 07:54:42 AM »
changing a place of service address for a provider...any helpful hints/shortcuts?

Medicare should be fun to deal with  ::)

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Re: Provider Change of Address
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 09:03:49 AM »
I usually call first and see if they have a quick way to do it (some do) but then I also follow up with both a letter and W9 with the change of address. I then also do a follow up just to make sure about 7-10 days later.
Each carrier has their own methods. A few years ago this was a pretty painful thing but now it's pretty easy and straightforward. Lot less errors.
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Christy

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Re: Provider Change of Address
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 02:48:08 PM »
thanks, Linda! ;D

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Re: Provider Change of Address
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 05:51:05 AM »
Just thinking if an 855I form would be needed for Medicare for updating a new practice location address. Because, recently we had a provider whose medicare checks were held up, as the provider started to bill out under a new practice address without proper notice. Later when following up with Medicare, we were advised to submit an 855I and it took about 45 days for processing that request.

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Re: Provider Change of Address
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 11:31:30 AM »
Changing a practice location with Medicare takes a while.  Adding a practice location with Medicare usually happens much faster.

You might consider adding the new location as an additional practice location before the move, so that Medicare has both addresses in its system.  That way, they will accept billing from both locations.  After the move has been completed successfully, and things have settled down, you can submit a request to Medicare to delete the first practice location address.  Much less disruption to business doing it this way.

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Re: Provider Change of Address
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 12:24:01 PM »
The 855I form will allow you to show we're practicing "here" until this date, and will be practicing "there" as of this date.  Just make sure that your dates are pretty firm.  Like Richard pointed out, it would be better to have an additional location just in case the move takes longer or there are delays.

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Re: Provider Change of Address
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 12:47:51 PM »
you all are so super helpful! I am so appreciative of you all taking the time to help me!   ;D

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Re: Provider Change of Address
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 01:57:17 PM »
I haven't done a Medicare one in a while but the last one I did was quick..they had told me 20-45 days but it was MUCH quicker :)  I remember just 5 years ago when changing an address was a nightmare :) 
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Re: Provider Change of Address
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 03:51:00 PM »
Yeah, in 2008 it took us 9 MONTHS to change our address!  NIGHTMARE!!!!!