Take action soon on CAHABA transition

Something for all Cahaba agencies to note:
Notice for Agencies Affected by J15 MAC Transition from Cahaba to CIGNA
Who: This notice is for home health and hospice providers in Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia as well as any other home health or hospice provider, regardless of state, that is currently billing to Cahaba GBA.
What: If your current home health or hospice Medicare contractor is Cahaba GBA, you must take action in preparation for the J15 Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) cutover date from Cahaba to CIGNA Government Services which is set for June 13, 2011. In order to ensure smooth transition of Medicare payments, you must complete an electronic funds transfer (EFT) re-enrollment. Without a proper electronic funds transfer re-enrollment with CGS at the cutover date, Medicare payments will cease.
Takeaway: CIGNA’s key message to providers is that i f home health or hospice providers are currently enrolled with Cahaba to receive their Medicare reimbursement electronically, they MUST complete an EFT authorization with CIGNA Government Services and submit it along with either an original voided check or bank letter. They need only complete the EFT authorization at the “Group PTAN” level. The CIGNA Government Services website for this process is www.cignagovernmentservices.com/j15/eft.html. There, providers can access Web-based training on how to complete the EFT re-enrollment, the EFT application itself, and complete instructions for submitting it to CIGNA Government Services. Providers that need to follow up on the status of a previously submitted EFT application may call the J15 Implementation Helpdesk at (877) 819-7109.


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