March 18, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Practice Management
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended provider revalidations. Until further notice, no providers will be deactivated or have their payments pended for not responding to a previously sent revalidation request. In addition, no new requests will be mailed requesting revalidation for physician who are due to revalidate.
According to Noridian—California’s Medicare contractor—when the revalidation process is resumed, they will apply a new due date and reissue revalidation request letters. Applications will continue to be processed as normal for providers who do respond in the meantime to revalidation requests.
Noridian will establish a toll-free hotline for non-certified Part B suppliers, physicians and non-physician practitioners so they can enroll and receive temporary Medicare billing privileges.
Noridian will also expedite any pending or new provider applications, to ensure that physicians are able to provide needed services to Medicare patients.