Ensure your practice information is up-to-date with contracted payors March 16, 2015 Physician Advocate Tip of the Month, Practice Management Tip of the Month Mitzi Young, Physician Advocate Tip of the Month, Practice Management, Tip of the Month 0 Physician Advocate Tip of the Month Reason #1 Up-to-date practice information such as specialty, address, tax identification number (TIN), practice name, and complete list of physicians in the practice (along with their national provider identification (NPI) numbers) ensures that payments and other vital contractual notices are received by the practice. Reason #2 Providing updated, accurate practice information to payors ensures that your information is displayed correctly to patients looking for a physician through payors' provider directories. It also helps reduce the potential for delayed or denied payments for the practice. Reason #3 It will likely keep your practice compliant with your contracts. Most payors have language in their contracts that requires physicians to notify the payor in writing of any changes in their practice. Be sure to download the free member resource "Updating Provider Demographic Information with Payors," at: www.cmanet.org/ces Mitzi Young OCMA Physician Advocate, CMA Center for Economic Services (888) 236-0267 email@example.com Comments are closed.