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Discontinuation of Surrogate UPINs

Currently, suppliers, physicians, and non-physician practitioners are allowed to bill for diagnostic, radiology, consultation services, and equipment with the use of Surrogate UPIN OTH000. Surrogate UPINs were intended to be used during an interim period when a UPIN has been requested but has not yet been received.

CR 4177 announces that CMS will no longer accept the Surrogate UPIN OTH000 to identify the ordering or referring physicians on claims submitted by billers, suppliers, physicians, and non-physician practitioners, effective for dates of service April 01, 2006, and later.


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