Upcoming CMS Jurisdiction 6 Medicare Contractor Change
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Jurisdiction 6 contract to National Government Services (NGS). The clearinghouse is currently working with NGS to obtain transition details and will send additional notifications as soon as they are available.

Providers must be aware of the following:

CPID: 5506
Payer Name: Illinois Medicare Part A
Transition Date: 07/13/2013
Current MAC: National Government Services (NGS)
Old Payer ID: 00131
New Payer ID: 06101

CPID: 5512
Payer Name: Wisconsin Medicare Part A
Transition Date: 07/13/2013
Current MAC: National Government Services (NGS)
Old Payer ID: 00450
New Payer ID: 06001

CPID: 1947
Payer Name: RHHI Home Health Medicare Reg V - Service Area 7
Transition Date: 07/13/2013
Current MAC: National Government Services (NGS)
Old Payer ID: 00456
New Payer ID: 06014

CPID: 1505
Payer Name: Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC)
Transition Date: 07/13/2013
Current MAC: National Government Services (NGS)
Old Payer ID: 00450
New Payer ID: 06001

Providers must be aware of the following:

Payer ID changes:
Providers only need to include the CPID (not Payer ID) in the claim. The clearinghouse will manage the Payer ID changes for our customers.

Enrollment Changes:
Payer agreements for electronic claims are required.

Providers already approved to submit transactions through the clearinghouse do not need to complete a new agreement.

New providers need to complete a new agreement.

Payer agreements for electronic remittance are required.

Providers already approved to receive remittance advice through the clearinghouse do not need to complete a new agreement.

New providers need to complete a new agreement.

Payer agreements for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) are required.

Providers that have existing electronic funds transfer agreements with current fee-for-service (FFS) contractors are not required to submit a new CMS-588 EFT Authorization Agreement form.
New providers need to complete a new agreement.

NGS has established a Medicare A/B Jurisdiction 6 Implementation website http://www.ngsmedicare.com that contains Jurisdiction 6 Transition Information.

Action Required: None at this time; however, providers should be aware of the transition and watch for future notifications regarding this transition.

If you have any questions, please contact Client Services at 1-888-348-8457, option 2.