Providers make rapid progress on using NPI in claims

When CMS kicked off the National Provider Identifier program a couple of weeks ago, a significant minority of Medicare and Medicaid claims were being rejected--with as many as one-quarter of claims filed bouncing, according to one vendor. Just a week later, however, CMS has reported that providers' filings had gotten much better, fast. According to the agency, most intermediaries were reporting that over 90 percent of claims were NPI-compliant, with some reporting 100 percent compliance. The problems that remained largely involved providers using legacy numbers for their secondary provider identifier field, which should also include the provider's NPI, CMS noted.

To learn more about CMS's report:
- read this HFMA News item

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