Novitas Solutions takes over administration of physicians' Medicare claims in Texas and several surrounding states from TrailBlazer Health Enterprises on Nov. 19. It began handling Medicare claims for hospitals and skilled nursing facilities on Oct. 29.
TMA established the Novitas Resource Center on the TMA website. It tells you what you need to do right now, provides a link to the Novitas transition website, and lists the toll-free telephone number Novitas has set up to answer your questions. The number is (855) 252-8782.
Many physicians across the state are uncertain about Medicare, its future requirements, maintaining compliance and profitability, and the claim administrator transition to Novitas. It's not too late to get informed and prepare your practice for what lies ahead.
TMA's Medicare 2013 seminar offers the best opportunity for physicians to get in-depth and specific details on all things Medicare, including the Novitas transition, "incident to" billing, recovery audits, fraud and abuse, and other key topics. Beyond covering Medicare's upcoming core issues, the seminar also plans a virtual walkthrough of Novitas' website and processes to show exactly where to find local coverage determination policies, contact information, payment practices, and anything else physicians may need to reference.
To reserve a spot for yourself or a staff member, visit the TMA Education Center.
Action, Nov. 16, 2012