Has the NSC got your number?
What's going on over at the NSC (Not Synergistic with CMS)? We ran a story last month about providers whose Medicare supplier numbers have been in limbo for months. Some had their numbers revoked; some gave them up until they could complete their accreditation surveys or obtained surety bonds.
I have received several calls in the past couple of weeks from providers still seeking answers, or, better yet, their billing privileges. Trust me: that makes us sit up and take notice.
It would seem the NSC (Not Sure of Clarifications) ain't giving the numbers back. What's worse, providers can't even get an answer from the NSC (Now Stop Calling). Providers can call no more than once a week, but if they can't get a straight answer, what's the point?
One industry association leader, who told me she is hearing from multiple members with this problem, said when providers do get through (often a rare and special occasion) to the NSC (Not Super Clear) they get a different response each time
Providers just want to know: what is holding up those numbers or when they might get them back.
Having a problem with the NSC? You've got my number!