Quality & Practice

Medicare Resources

Medicare Enrollment and Participation

AAPM&R has created resources to help members gain information on the Medicare enrollment process.

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

The NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers. Covered health care providers, and all health plans and health care clearinghouses must use the NPIs in the administrative and financial transactions adopted under HIPAA. The NPI is a 10-position, intelligence-free numeric identifier (10-digit number). This means that the numbers do not carry other information about health care providers, such as the state in which they live or their medical specialty. The NPI must be used in lieu of legacy provider identifiers in the HIPAA standards transactions.

How to Apply for an NPI

Part A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor Jurisdiction

Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC)

The purpose of the CAC, in addition to participating in policy development, is to serve as a mechanism for discussing and improving administrative policies within the Carrier's (or A/B MACs) authority, and to provide a forum for exchanging information between Medicare contractors and physicians. Members are encouraged to contact info@aapmr.org with concerns.

Medicare Comparative Billing Reports

Comparative Billing Reports (CBRs) are educational tools administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CBRs are disseminated to the provider community to provide insight into billing trends across regions and policy groups. 

Medicare Documentation Webinars 

Throughout the year, the Academy sponsors webinars that focus on issues concerning the regulatory, federal, quality, and coding and reimbursement issues directly related to physiatry.

Other Medicare Resources