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Last Modified: 10/4/2019 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part B

Avoid errors when opting out of Medicare

Title 42, Part 405 of the Code of Federal Regulations (42CFR) outlines the guidelines and requirements for physicians and/or non-physician practitioners who wish to enter into private contracts (opt out). See Private contracts between beneficiaries and physicians or practitioners for details on who may opt out and what the requirements are surrounding the opt-out process.
First Coast Service Options Inc. (First Coast) has noted a number of common errors on opt-out affidavits that have been submitted, causing delays in the process. The provisions in 42CFR have never provided a form or template for provider wishing to opt out; however, First Coast, working in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has developed a form providers may use to avoid costly delays. Click here pdf file to access this form.
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