Another hot topic addressed in the FAQ is the status of the myCGS provider portal registration window for Jurisdiction B suppliers. The agency has stated that myCGS registration will open for Jurisdiction B suppliers three weeks prior to the implementation of the contract. In a CGS Implementation ACT Call conducted on March 24th, the contractor indicated that this will be a simplified, express-type registration to facilitate the transition. Jurisdiction B suppliers will receive a written invitation to pre-register for the portal prior to implementation and should be looking out for correspondence regarding myCGS registration.
Per a CMS Change Request 9526, electronic claims will continue to be transmitted via the CEDI gateway with the current carrier ID for Jurisdiction B (17003); however, after the cutover, transactions will need to be sent with a new carrier ID (17013). The carrier ID is the payer identification number used by CEDI to identify the appropriate DME MAC, however the beneficiary address in the claim transaction is ultimately utilized to route claims appropriately between the four DME MACs. We expect CEDI to eventually reject batches of claims with outdated carrier IDs. Carrier IDs are established and linked to your insurance payers directly within your billing system. If you are unsure of how to modify the carrier IDs/payer IDs linked to your Jurisdiction B Medicare insurance record, contact your billing software vendor. The ProACE Pro32 free billing software will be updated to reflect these changes and made available to suppliers.