Announcement: Noridian Transition Dates Set June 27, 2013 General Announcement, MAC, Medicare, Medicare Administrative Contractor , Noridian, Noridian Transition 0 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the cutover to the new Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction E (including California) will begin in August. The Part A cutover will be August 26 and the Part B cutover will be September 16. CMA has and will continue to work closely with CMS and the new contractor to ensure a smooth transition. Jurisdiction E (previously called Jurisdiction 1) covers California, Nevada and Hawaii, as well as the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Jurisdiction E includes over 3.5 million Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, 500 Medicare hospitals and 86,500 physicians. MACs process Part A and Part B claims and perform other critical Medicare operational functions, including enrolling, educating and auditing Medicare providers. To help physicians understand what is changing, Noridian is offering a series of Implementation 101 and EDI Support Services web-based workshops. Noridian is also holding in person "Meet and Greet" workshops throughout the state. Important Dates: August 26, 2013 - Part A implementation September 16, 2013 - Part B implementation Orange County Meet and Greet: July 9 - July 11 Embassy Suites Anaheim South 11767 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 Registration is required to attend these workshops. Specific times and registration information are available on the Noridian website: https://www.noridianmedicare.com/je/schedule.html Other programs will be added as they progress through the transition. CMA encourages physicians to join the Noridian mailing list to stay apprised of changes. If you have any questions or concerns on how this might impact your practice, members may contact OCMA's Physician Advocate, Mitzi Young: Phone: 888-236-0267 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments are closed.