Enroll in Railroad Medicare
The first step in becoming a Railroad Medicare provider is to request and receive a Railroad Medicare Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN). You will need a separate PTAN for Railroad Medicare because we are a different jurisdiction from your local Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). Watch a one-minute video for an overview of the provider enrollment process and then please complete a brief survey.
Who Can Become a Railroad Medicare Provider?
Once you have enrolled in Medicare Part B, you are eligible to render services for a Railroad Medicare beneficiary, but you must request and be assigned a Railroad Medicare PTAN before we can process your claims. Palmetto GBA will verify the enrollment information on file with your Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and create a corresponding Railroad Medicare enrollment file.
The effective date of your Railroad Medicare PTAN will be retroactive to the effective date of your Part B Medicare PTAN.
How Do I Become a Railroad Medicare Provider?
When you've provided a service to a Railroad Medicare patient and are ready to submit your claim, request a PTAN using the Railroad Medicare PTAN Lookup and Request Tool.
Note: Paper claim submitters have the option of submitting a CMS-1500 (02/12) claim form to start the PTAN request process.