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. The clearinghouse is currently working with the Intermediary to obtain transition details and will send additional notifications as soon as they are available.

Providers must be aware of the following:

CPID: 1449
Payer Name: Colorado Medicare - Part B
Transition Date: 11/19/2012
Current MAC: Trailblazers Health Enterprises LLC
Old Payer ID: 04102
New Payer ID: 04112

CPID: 1457
Payer Name: New Mexico Medicare - Part B
Transition Date: 11/19/2012
Current MAC: Trailblazers Health Enterprises LLC
Old Payer ID: 04202
New Payer ID: 04212

CPID: 1458
Payer Name: Oklahoma Medicare - Part B
Transition Date: 11/19/2012
Current MAC: Trailblazers Health Enterprises LLC
Old Payer ID: 04302
New Payer ID: 04312

CPID: 1440
Payer Name: Texas Medicare - Part B
Transition Date: 11/19/2012
Current MAC: Trailblazers Health Enterprises LLC
Old Payer ID: 04402
New Payer ID: 04412

The following information communicates Part B workload transition activities for the cutover weekend of November 16, 2012 through November 19, 2012:

Trailblazer will continue to accept claims until 4:00 PM CT on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Trailblazer will not process any claims on Friday, November 16, 2012.

The clearinghouse will hold claims received after 4:00 PM CT Thursday, November 15, 2012, through Friday, November 16, 2012.

Novitas Solutions, Inc. will begin to accept claims after 5:00 PM CT on November 16, 2012.
Novitas Solutions, Inc. will accumulate any claims received from 5:00 PM CT on November 16, 2012 to 5:00 PM CT on November 19, 2012 and will enter the accumulated claims into the MCS processing system on November 19, 2012.

The clearinghouse will begin sending claim files to Novitas Solutions, Inc. on Monday, November 19, 2012.

To complete the transition of the Part B workload, Novitas Solutions, Inc. will need to observe a system "dark day" on Monday, November 19, 2012.

Trailblazer will run the last payment cycle for Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) on Friday night, November 16, 2012.

Novitas Solutions, Inc. will start running the payment cycle for ERAs on Monday, November 19, 2012 and it will be available on Tuesday, November 20, 2011.

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.

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

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.