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NP job wants my Medicare number, but I have only worked as RN.

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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Do RN's have a Medicare number? I have worked for the same hospital for over ten years and just graduated as PMHNP.  The job I applied for in Florida insists I have a Medicare number that HCA bills for my services under.  I was under the impression that RN services were not directly reimbursed.  I have an NPI, an APRN number (for Florida) and a CAQH account. However, I don't think I have a Medicare number. Am I wrong on this?

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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No, you're not wrong, RNs definitely do not bill for their services so you wouldn't have an ID with CMS.  Is it possible they're asking for your CMS ID number as an NP?

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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Perhaps, but I don't think I have a CMS number. Wouldn't this be issued with my Medicare approval (thus far I haven't even applied for Medicare paneling)?

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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14 hours ago, myoglobin said:

Perhaps, but I don't think I have a CMS number. Wouldn't this be issued with my Medicare approval (thus far I haven't even applied for Medicare paneling)?

You can apply for a provider ID number through CMS.  You don't have to wait until your NP job gets you enrolled for Medicare approval.

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