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Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners (NPPs) Excluded from Deactivation in Medicare Due to Inactivity with Medicare

Physicians and non-physician practitioners (NPPs) who need to enroll in the Medicare Program for the sole purpose of ordering and referring items and services for Medicare beneficiaries are excluded from the process that would deactivate them after 12 consecutive months of non-billing.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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