Why do I need a separate Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN) for Railroad Medicare?

Medicare requires that each provider have a unique PTAN for processing claims. Claims are processed within each Medicare Administrative Contractor or Legacy Contractor’s systems. Because Railroad Medicare is processing outside of your local Legacy Contractor/MAC systems, a unique PTAN is required for Railroad Medicare claims.

Contact Railroad Medicare

Email Railroad Medicare

Contact a specific Railroad Medicare department

Provider Contact Center: 888-355-9165

IVR: 877-288-7600

TTY: 877-715-6397

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