Effective January 31, 2013 - Part B Appeals Online Status Tool Is Now Available.
Novitas added a new Internet tool that provides status on Part B Appeal requests. You need your Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN), and Internal Control Number (ICN) or Case Control Number (CCN) to check status.
Here's the link to the new tool https://www.novitas-solutions.com/appeals/status-news.html
There's a Novitas Part B Claims Correction Line that can handle minor errors like missing modifiers. The following link provides a call flow chart that can assist you in getting to the line. NOTE: Claims Corrections cannot add a procedure code or line of service to a claim.
We are proud of our EMS volunteers, like Medina Life Support, for supporting such a noble cause. To learn more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and their various programs and donation opportunities, visit www.tunneltotowers.org.
Time is running out! Update your expired EMSIRS-1 software to AIM NEMSIS Gold ePCR today. Click Here to learn more.
EMAIL NOTICE FROM NOVITAS SOLUTIONS, INC.
JH Implementation Alert
Attention Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Providers - IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED TO AVOID PAYMENT DISRUPTION
If you are currently enrolled for EFT with TrailBlazer Health Enterprises (TrailBlazer), be on the lookout for a letter from Novitas Solutions, Inc. requesting a CMS-588 EFT Authorization Agreement (“Agreement”). Please read this letter carefully for instructions for completing and sending the Agreement. Novitas Solutions is required to obtain a new Agreement in conjunction with the MAC JH transition to continue issuing EFT payments post-cutover. The cutover dates for these segments are October 29, 2012 for Part A providers and November 19, 2012 for Part B providers. Failure to complete and submit the Agreement may result in a delay or interruption of your Medicare payments.
NOTE: You are not required to complete a CMS-855 Enrollment form as part of this process.
Should you have questions or need assistance, see our JH transition website or call us at 1-877-235-8073. Please be sure to identify yourself as a JH provider to expedite the handling of your call.
Novitas has posted informative podcasts relative to the JH (Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas Part B) TrailBlazer Transition.
Learn how Local Coverage Determinations are created, what to do if you do not agree with a decision, and much more!
The podcasts are located on Novitas' Impacts & Transition News page: https://www.novitas-solutions.com/transition/jh/impacts-news/co-nm-ok-tx-b.html
THE INDIANA PART B CUTOVER DATE IS ALMOST HERE. Click here for details from WPS Medicare's latest eNews.
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