Will Medicare deactivate a provider's Medicare number if the Medicare carriers’ solo practitioners' brochure is returned to the sender because of an invalid address?

Speaker 1: The Medicare administrative contractors such as First Co. Service Options in Florida or Palmetto GBA are authorized to terminate or revoke a billing number for a Medicare provider if any communication is not successful in going through including mail that is attempted and is returned or if there is a site visit that attempts to go to the business address and there is no one there to receive them. This is a very important thing so it's extremely important to keep all of your addresses with Medicare and your carriers up to date and make sure that this doesn't happen to you. If you get notice that your number has been revoked or suspended, immediately get in touch with a health care attorney who can help you take action to overturn that decision.