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Attention: Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia APWCA Members

02/06/2018 11:28 AM | Anonymous

Immediate Medicare Changes That May Affect You

The Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction J (Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia) is transitioning from Cahaba to PalmettoThe Part A transition went into effect January 26, 2018 and Part A providers should already be submitting claims to Palmetto GBA. Cahaba has discontinued the receipt of Part A redetermination, reopening, and ADR submissions via the InSite Web Portal. 

Any of your Part A Redeterminations, Reopenings or ADR responses should now be sent to:

Cahaba Medicare Part A
Post Office Box 6168
Indianapolis, IN 46206

If you have been communicating with Cahaba via FAX, you may find that some of those FAX lines are no longer functioning, including some that deal with Part B. If you need to communicate Part B information to Cahaba after January 26, 2018 they ask that you use this mailing address:  

Cahaba Medicare Part B
Post Office Box 6169
Indianapolis, IN  46206

The Part B transition goes into effect February 26, 2018.  Providers should note that their Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) will transition from Cahaba to Palmetto. A listing of Palmetto LCDs can be found here: Software vendors should update their software to send claims to:

Part A:
Palmetto GBA
Attn: JJ Medicare Part A PO Box 100305
Columbia, SC 29202-3305 

Part B:
Palmetto GBA
Attn: JJ Medicare Part B PO Box 100306
Columbia, SC 29202-3306 

More information can be found at the Jurisdiction J Transition website:  https://www.palmettogba.com/JJTransition

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