On March 11, CMS posted a transmittal stating it awarded Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a new contract for the administration of Medicare Fee-for-Service claims for DME, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies in Jurisdiction A. The incumbent is NHIC, Corp. The Jurisdiction A DME MAC serves Medicare beneficiaries who reside in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and the District of Columbia.
Under this contract, Noridian will process and pay Medicare DMEPOS claims; process redetermination requests; respond to supplier inquiries; perform supplier outreach and education; and, review claims for medical necessity. Noridian will begin processing Jurisdiction A claims in May 2016 from its offices in Fargo, ND.
- Jurisdiction A includes over 8.2 million Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries. The Jurisdiction A DME MAC will serve approximately 20,000 Medicare DMEPOS suppliers. This jurisdiction comprises nearly 18% of the overall national Medicare Fee-for-Service DMEPOS claims volume.
- The Jurisdiction A DME MAC contract includes a base year and four option years, for an anticipated duration of five years. The contract is a “cost plus award fee” contract; the award fee will be earned only if the contractor exceeds the base requirements of the contract.
Effective date: December 16, 2015
Implementation date: July 1, 2016, for all cutover requirements outside of those related to system changes; July 5, 2016, for system changes
View Transmittal R1634OTN here: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/Downloads/R1634-OTN.pdf
View MLN Matters article MM9546 here: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM9546.pdf