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Printed Date: 9/22/2015
The similarities and differences between an authorized and a delegated official can be somewhat confusing. This comparison is to assist the supplier community to better understand the functions of these individuals.
Please note the authorized and delegated officials are not location specific, but are affiliated with the tax identification number (TIN). Suppliers can have different individuals listed as the authorized or delegated officials under different TINs as long as they meet the respective definitions.
Also, all authorized and delegated officials must be reported in Section 6.
An authorized official means an appointed official (i.e. chief executive officer, chief financial officer, general partner, chairman of the board, or 5% or greater direct owner) to whom the organization has granted the legal authority to enroll it in the Medicare program, to make changes or updates to the organization's enrollment information in the Medicare program, and to commit the organization to fully abide by the statutes, regulations, and program instructions of the Medicare program.
Definition of a Delegated Official
Delegated officials are persons who are delegated the legal authority by the authorized official to make changes to the supplier file.
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Last Updated: 09/10/2015