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. The payers listed below are implementing system conversion changes on 7/13/2013.

CPID: 5506
Payer Name: Illinois Medicare Part A
Transition Date: 7/13/2013
Current MAC: National Government Services (NGS)
Old Payer ID: 00131
New Payer ID: 06101

CPID: 5512
Payer Name: Wisconsin Medicare Part A
Transition Date: 7/13/2013
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: 7/13/2013
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: 7/13/2013
Current MAC: National Government Services (NGS)
Old Payer ID: 00450
New Payer ID: 06001

Providers must be aware of the following:
• National Government Services (NGS) will accept claim files with the current Contractor Number (Payer ID) until 4:00 PM CT on July 12, 2013. In order to allow NGS to make the necessary system modifications for the new Contractor Number (Payer ID), the NGS Gateway will not be available on July 12, 2013 from 4:00 PM CT until 8:00 PM CT.
• The clearinghouse will hold claims that are sent after 3:00 PM CT on Friday, July 12, 2013.
• The clearinghouse will send files with the new Contractor Number (Payer ID) to NGS on Monday, July 15, 2013.

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

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

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