Upcoming CMS Jurisdiction JK Medicare Contractor Change
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As previously notified, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Jurisdiction JK contract to National Government Services (NGS). The clearinghouse has worked with NGS during the testing period and has chosen to begin the Early Boarding process with NGS. The payers listed below will be implementing system conversion changes.

CPID: 2469
Payer Name: Massachusetts Medicare
Transition Date: 10/25/2013
Current MAC: NHIC
Old Payer ID: 14202
New Payer ID: 14212

CPID: 2470
Payer Name: New Hampshire Medicare
Transition Date: 10/25/2013
Current MAC: NHIC
Old Payer ID: 14302
New Payer ID: 14312

CPID: 2471
Payer Name: Vermont Medicare
Transition Date: 10/25/2013
Current MAC: NHIC
Old Payer ID: 14502
New Payer ID: 14512

CPID: 2472
Payer Name: Maine Medicare
Transition Date: 10/25/2013
Current MAC: NHIC
Old Payer ID: 14102
New Payer ID: 14112

CPID: 7419
Payer Name: Rhode Island Medicare
Transition Date: 10/25/2013
Current MAC: NHIC
Old Payer ID: 14402
New Payer ID: 14412

Providers must be aware of the following:

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.
Early Boarding Transition Schedule:

Claims
•Wednesday, 09/25/2013
- The clearinghouse will submit final claims submission to NHIC at 1:00 PM CT
- Claims received at the clearinghouse prior to 11:00 AM CT will be sent to NHIC
•Thursday, 09/26/2013
- The clearinghouse will submit first claim files to NGS.

Final Transition Schedule:
•Friday, 10/25/2013
- Last day that NGS will send claims to NHIC for processing
•More information will be provided as it is obtained

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.