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A/B MAC Jurisdiction 15 Contract Re-Awarded to CGSExternal website
Please visit our Jurisdiction 15 Contract Implementation web page for more information.


Education Opportunities

May 22 – Redeterminations & Reopenings: Understanding the DifferenceExternal website
If you're new to Medicare and experiencing difficulties with submitting appeals or reopening requests, we invite you to join us for a comparison of these processes. During this session, we will identify appropriate use and highlight best practices for successful completion. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools to navigate these processes with confidence. Log in to add this session to your schedule!External website

May 23 – Understanding the Medicare Remittance NoticeExternal website
Understanding the Medicare Remittance can be a challenging task, particularly for those new to Medicare billing. We invite you to join us for a Medicare 101 session designed to provide clarity. During this session, we will help you understand how to read the Medicare notification, correctly apply the Medicare write-off, identify patient responsibility, and interpret the Reason/Remark codes for claim resolution. Log in to add this session to your schedule!External website

June 4 – Navigating the RAC Process: Session 2External website
Staff from Performant, the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) for Regions 1 and 5, will provide an overview of the Medicare Recovery Audit Program, recap session 1, and explain the various RAC review types and results letters. Attend this live webinar to gain insightful information and resolve any RAC-related questions or concerns. Log in to add this session to your schedule!External website

June 5 – Simplifying Your Workload With EDIExternal website
During this event, we will explore the benefits of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and how it can help streamline your workload. Log in to add this session to your schedule!External website

June 24, 25 & 26 – CGS J15 A/B CERT Roadshow – OhioExternal website
This in-person educational event will include information specific to Medicare Part A & Part B providers in Jurisdiction 15. CGS clinical staff will discuss comprehensive actions we're taking to reduce the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) error rate in Ohio. We will provide an overview of our current CERT errors and identify key factors you and your staff can address to ensure your medical record documentation is complete and meets CMS' medical necessity requirements. Register now!External website

August 28 & 29 – CMS National Provider Enrollment Conference – San Diego, CAExternal website
CMS, in collaboration with Noridian Healthcare Solutions, will host this annual conference at the San Diego Convention Center. The purpose is to educate the provider and supplier community on multiple aspects of provider enrollment. CMS and MAC staff will co-present on two full days of provider enrollment topics. Designated booths will also be available for attendees to visit with their MAC’s provider enrollment experts and raise provider enrollment specific questions. There is no registration fee for this event. Register now!External website

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