Saturday, June 16, 2007

Provider Transaction Account Number (PTAN)

Provider Transaction Account Number (PTAN) is what the Provider Identification Number (PIN) will be called after May 23, 2007.

Providers will continue to receive a PTAN (PIN) and can be required to use it in certain transactions or contacts.

Currently, both terms might be used, but be aware that both terms refer to the same number. Many billing offices and doctor offices are getting confused when Medicare asks them for a PTAN number. Be aware of the name change!

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  1. Hi! Can you please clarify for me what the difference is between the PTAN and the DMEPOS number?

  2. How do I find my ptan #?

  3. I have my PTAN, TAX ID number and NPI number but I couldn't access claim status verification under Palmetto GBA medicare!!!!!

  4. I am just starting to submit medical billing claims privately for a doctor who left our practice. How do I get his PTAN?