Update: Upcoming CMS Jurisdiction JK Medicare Contractor Change
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Update: The clearinghouse has been informed that National Government Services (NGS) has not instituted the dark day for today. Claims will be submitted to NGS today for processing.

Update Sent 10/15/2013: Final Transition Schedule:
• National Government Services (NGS) will accept claim files with the current Contractor Number (Payer ID) until 4:00 PM CT on Friday, October 25, 2013. To allow NGS to make the necessary system modifications for the new Contractor Number (Payer ID), the NGS Gateway will not be available beginning Friday, October 25, 2013, from 4:00 PM CT.
• The clearinghouse will hold claims that are sent after 1:00 PM CT on Friday, October 25, 2013.
• CMS has approved Monday, October 28, 2013 as a dark day IF NECESSARY. NGS will communicate the need to institute this dark day on Monday, October 28, 2013.
• The clearinghouse will send files with the new Contractor Number (Payer ID) on Monday, October 28, 2013. If NGS chooses to institute the dark day, the claims will not process until Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The clearinghouse will provide more information regarding this when it becomes available on Monday, October 28, 2013.

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