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The Doctor's Office, April 2001

Physician Practice Perspective, April 21, 2001

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    The nightmare of the PINs Without a valid PIN (Physician Identification Number), you aren’t going to get paid. You need to have a Group or Individual PIN from Medicare on each claim that you send them. There are other insurers, in addition to Medicare, who use these numbers as well. Of course, the doctor’s name is on the form, but without that PIN (which is picked up electronically), you won’t receive any checks. There are some good reasons behind PINs. For instance, it’s very likely that two doctors may have the same name, and this alleviates the chance of

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