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

Providers must be aware of the following:

CPID: 1547
Payer Name: Colorado Medicare - Part A
Transition Date: October 29, 2012
Current MAC: TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC (TrailBlazer)
Old Payer ID: 04001
New Payer ID: 04111

CPID: 5566
Payer Name: New Mexico Medicare - Part A
Transition Date: October 29, 2012
Current MAC: TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC (TrailBlazer)
Old Payer ID: 04001
New Payer ID: 04211

CPID: 1558
Payer Name: Oklahoma Medicare - Part A
Transition Date: October 29, 2012
Current MAC: TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC (TrailBlazer)
Old Payer ID: 04301
New Payer ID: 04311

CPID: 5502
Payer Name: Texas Medicare - Part A
Transition Date: October 29, 2012
Current MAC: TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC (TrailBlazer)
Old Payer ID: 04001
New Payer ID: 04411

CPID: 3650
Payer Name: J4 Mutual of Omaha CO, NM, OK, TX - Part A
Transition Date: October 29, 2012
Current MAC: TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC (TrailBlazer)
Old Payer ID: 04901
New Payer ID: 04911

The following information communicates transition activities for the cutover weekend of October 26, 2012 through October 29, 2012:

Trailblazer will continue to accept claims until 4:00 PM CT on Thursday, October 25, 2012.

Trailblazer will not process any claims on Friday, October 26, 2012.

The clearinghouse will hold claims received after 4:00 PM CT Thursday, October 25, 2012, through Friday, October 26, 2012.

Novitas Solutions, Inc. will begin to accept claims after 5:00 PM CT on October 26, 2012. Novitas Solutions, Inc. will accumulate any claims received from 5:00 PM CT on October 25, 2012 to 5:00 PM CT on October 29 and will enter the accumulated claims into the Fiscal Intermediary Shared System (FISS) processing system on October 29, 2012.

The clearinghouse will begin sending claim files to Novitas Solutions, Inc. on Monday, October 29, 2012.

To complete the transition of the of the Part A workload, Novitas Solutions, Inc. will need to observe a system "dark day" on Monday, October 29, 2012.

Trailblazer will run the last payment cycle for Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) on Friday night, October 26, 2012.

Novitas Solutions, Inc. will start running the payment cycle for ERAs on Monday, October 29, 2012 and it will be available on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Contractor number (Payer ID) changes:
The clearinghouse will manage the Contractor Number changes for our customers.

For additional information you can go to the following websites:
https://www.novitas-solutions.com/transition/jh/index.html
https://www.novitas-solutions.com/transition/jh/info-alerts.html

Please be aware of the transition details. 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.