Several months ago Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the selection of Novitas Solutions, Inc. (Novitas) as the new Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for handling both Medicare Part A and Part B fee-for-service claims in the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico.
On May 24th Novitas issued an “Active Informational Alert” stating:
“If you are currently enrolled for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) with TrailBlazer Health Enterprises (TrailBlazer), be on the lookout for a letter from Novitas Solutions, Inc. (Novitas) requesting a CMS-588 EFT Authorization Agreement (Agreement). Please read this letter carefully for instructions for completing and returning the Agreement. Novitas is required to obtain a new Agreement in conjunction with the MAC JH transition to continue issuing EFT payments post-cutover. Failure to complete and submit the Agreement may result in a delay or interruption of your Medicare payments.”
Your letter should arrive the week of July 27, 2012 and the transition date to Novitas is scheduled for November 19, 2012.
If you do not receive a letter by August 5th contact Novitas at 877-235-8073.
In the event you need a blank copy of the Agreement, you may download one from the CMS Website. Please write “JH Transition” at the top of the form for easier identification and mail to the following address:
Novitas Solutions, Inc.
Provider Enrollment Services
PO Box 890095
Camp Hill, PA 17089-0095
Attention: Shelley Kuhn