what is Rendering NPI vs Billing NPI

What is Rendering NPI and where it will get printed?

If the practitioner rendering the service is part of a billing group, the individual practitioner’s National Provider Identifier (NPI) should be reported in the Rendering Physician # area (2310B loop, segments NM108 [XX] and NM109 [NPI], of the 837P electronic claim or Item 24J of the CMS-1500 paper claim form).

• Note: If you submit claims on the CMS-1500 paper claim form, report the NPI of the individual practitioner in the lower, non-shaded portion of Item 24J. No information should appear in the upper, shaded portion of

Item 24J, as your claim will be returned to you as unprocessable.

• The NPI is required for all rendering providers. If the NPI is missing, invalid, or submitted in the wrong area (e.g., valid NPI submitted in the upper, shaded portion of Item 24J), your claims will be returned as unprocessable.

What is Billing NPI and where it will get printed?

The billing entity’s National Provider Identifier (NPI) should be reported in the 2010AA Billing Provider Loop of the 837P electronic claim or Item 33a of the CMS-1500 paper claim form. Do not place any information in the 837P 2010AA loop, REF02 (item 33b of the paper form), as it is no longer used.
Important note: The NPI of the billing provider is required on all claims. Claims will be returned as unprocessable if:

• Any information appears in the 837P 2010AA loop, REF02 (item 33b of the paper form). This item should be left blank.

• The billing provider’s NPI is missing, invalid, or is located in the wrong area (e.g., valid NPI submitted in Item 33b.)

Reminder: When billing services rendered by an individual associated with an incorporated entity or a group, the individual practitioner’s NPI must be reported in the Rendering Physician’s area (the 2310B Rendering Provider Loop of the 837P electronic claim or Item 24J of the paper claim form) and the billing entity or group identifier would be reported as indicated above. If billing services for an Independent Lab, Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC), Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF), Ambulance Supplier, or solo practitioner not associated with a group, a rendering provider identifier in Item 24J or loop 2310B is not required.

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