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). Testing has been completed with NGS.

CPID: 1437
Payer Name: Illinois Medicare
Transition Date: 9/7/2013
Current MAC: Wisconsin Physicians Services (WPS)
Old Payer ID: 00952
New Payer ID: 06102

CPID: 1434
Payer Name: Wisconsin Medicare
Transition Date: 9/7/2013
Current MAC: Wisconsin Physicians Services (WPS)
Old Payer ID: 00951
New Payer ID: 06302

CPID: 1435
Payer Name: Minnesota Medicare
Transition Date: 9/7/2013
Current MAC: Wisconsin Physicians Services (WPS)
Old Payer ID: 00954
New Payer ID: 06202

Providers must be aware of the following:
• NGS will accept claim files with the current Contractor Number (Payer ID) until 4:00 PM CT on Friday, 9/6/2013
. To allow NGS to make the necessary system modifications for the new Contractor Number (Payer ID), the NGS Gateway will not be available on 9/6/2013 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, 9/6/2013.
• The clearinghouse will send files with the new Contractor Number (Payer ID) to NGS on Monday, 9/9/2013.
• The final WPS legacy Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) files will have a paid date of 9/6/2013 and will be available on Monday, 9/9/2013. All subsequent ERA files will show the J6 contractor number as the Medicare payer identifier.
Contractor number (Payer ID) changes:
• Providers do not need to change 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 that contains Jurisdiction 6 transition information.

Action Required: Please be aware that the clearinghouse will manage the Contractor Number change, no action is required by the provider to make this change.

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