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PsychBiller:

We are moving into a new office suite.  However, the local post office will not allow a cluster box, or individual suite mailboxes.  They will allow one mailbox for the entire building (7 suites).

I was going to go ahead and just get a PO Box for our mail delivery, but seem to think that I read somewhere that I couldn't have a PO Box as a "pay-to" address. 

Please can anyone offer me any guidance on this one. Thanks!

kristin:
That is correct(at least for Medicare), see this this link:

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/SE1245.pdf

Michele:

--- Quote from: PsychBiller on September 19, 2016, 01:59:45 PM ---
We are moving into a new office suite.  However, the local post office will not allow a cluster box, or individual suite mailboxes.  They will allow one mailbox for the entire building (7 suites).

I was going to go ahead and just get a PO Box for our mail delivery, but seem to think that I read somewhere that I couldn't have a PO Box as a "pay-to" address. 

Please can anyone offer me any guidance on this one. Thanks!

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SO are they saying that mail for all 7 suites goes into one box and then who separates it??  As a tenant this would not be ok with me.  What about privacy laws?  This just seems bizarre.

PMRNC:
Your NPI must be a physical address and also must match the IRS record.


--- Quote ---SO are they saying that mail for all 7 suites goes into one box and then who separates it??  As a tenant this would not be ok with me.  What about privacy laws?  This just seems bizarre.
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Why is that bizarre?

kristin:
I think it is bizarre also. To have seven suites in a building all having their mail dropped into a common box is something I have never seen/heard of. You could have people accidentally grabbing your mail and opening it, and seeing things they shouldn't. And not just if everyone in the building is a doctor...what about lawyers, accountants, etc? I would think all sorts of privacy issues could potentially be violated with this set-up.

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