Medicare Enrollment Guidelines for Ordering/Referring Providers

November 15, 2014
Rick Gawenda

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published a fact sheet titled “Medicare Enrollment Guidelines for Ordering/Referring Providers” that is designed to provide education on the Medicare enrollment requirements for eligible ordering/referring providers. It includes information on the three basic requirements for ordering and referring and who may order and refer for Medicare Part A Home Health Agency, Part B, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) beneficiary services.This is important information for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practice as well as those who practice in a facility setting such as a hospital outpatient department, skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation agency to be aware of and make sure they are in compliance with Medicare rules and regulations of who can order, certify and re-certify for outpatient therapy services. To access the Fact Sheet, click

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