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Hospitals have a month to fix Medicare addresses or go unpaid
Modern Healthcare

Most people don’t put much thought into whether to spell out “Street” or use the abbreviated “St.” in an address. Come July, though, hospitals that choose the wrong one won’t get paid by Medicare, at least temporarily, for certain outpatient services. That’s when the CMS will start enforcing its exact match program. It requires that the addresses hospitals use on their claims for services provided at off-campus, outpatient departments exactly match those entered for its Medicare enrollment of those locations.