Essentials for Start up Home Health or Hospice agency

Essentials for Start up Home Health or Hospice agency

You are on your way to getting your agency accredited. So, if you are going to get Medicare certified then it’s a good idea to know who is going to be paying you and who will be processing your Medicare claims!

So that means you need to know who your MAC is. MAC is short for Medicare Administrative Contractor.

This is essentially the “middle man” that is contracted by CMS (Centers for Medicare Services) to process your Medicare claims.

In fact, your MAC is also the organization that your Medicare enrollment application goes to and the organization that you will be contacting for all Medicare related matters.

Who your MAC is all depends on where you are in the country. I’m going to tell you exactly who is your MAC and what are the important contact websites and numbers you will need.

You need this information because when you are ready to bill, and even before that, this is the website where you will be able to check patient eligibilities, follow up on claim information, and even see what your Medicare payments and deposits are going to be.

If your agency is in any of these states: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Wisconsin and Washington.

NGS (National Government Services) Jurisdiction 6- HHH

Phone: 855-593-8047, for the enrollment department which is what you will need at this stage.

Click on this link below for the website

Click here for NGS J6

If your agency is in any of these states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

NGS (National Government Services) Jurisdiction K- HHH

Phone: 855-593-8047, for the enrollment department which is what you will need at this stage.
Click on this link below for the website

Click here for NGS JK

If your agency is in any of these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas

Palmetto GBA Jurisdiction M- HHH

Phone: 855-696-0705, select the enrollment department which is what you will need at this stage.

Click on this link below for the website

Click here Palmetto

If your agency is in any of these states: Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming

CGS (Cigna Government Services) Jurisdiction 15- HHH

Phone: 877-299-4500, select the enrollment department which is what you will need at this stage.

Click on this link below for the website

Click here for CGS

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