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Medicare MAC contract protest denied by federal claims court; implementation to begin soon

April 25, 2013


The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has denied two protests that were filed challenging a decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to award the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) contract for Medicare Parts A and B in Jurisdiction E to Noridian Administrative Services.


CMS and Noridian will now move forward to implement the new contract and expects this process to complete by mid-September 2013. CMA has and will continue to work closely with CMS and the new contractor to ensure a smooth transition.


Jurisdiction E (previously called Jurisdiction 1) covers California, Nevada and Hawaii, as well as the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Jurisdiction E includes over 3.5 million Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, 500 Medicare hospitals and 86,500 physicians. MACs process Part A and Part B claims and perform other critical Medicare operational functions, including enrolling, educating and auditing Medicare providers.


Contact: CMA member service center, (800) 786-4262 or memberservice@cmadocs.org.



CMA has and will continue to work closely with CMS and the new contractor to ensure a smooth transition.


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