Novitas Mails Medicare Revalidation Letters - 03/04/2019

On March 1, Novitas, the Texas Medicare claims processor, began sending physicians in the Medicare program letters asking them to revalidate their enrollment information. Physicians not on the March 1 mailing list will receive their letters either March 15 or March 29.

How's Novitas Doing? - 03/04/2019

Medicare wants to know what you think of the job Novitas Solutions is doing administering the Medicare program in Texas.

Become LCD-Savvy - 04/20/2018

Do you make a habit of keeping an eye on Novitas Solutions’ local coverage determinations (LCDs) for Medicare coverage? Sign up to receive email alerts of the latest updates. Register for a free webinar on LCDs on May 16.

News From Novitas: Draft LCDs, Forms, and Errors to Avoid - 04/20/2018

Don’t miss an opportunity to comment on draft local coverage determinations that might affect your practice. Also, electronic data interchange enrollment forms have an update. And — Is your practice making any of the most common claims submission mistakes?

Aim for Accuracy in Claims - 05/17/2017

Did you make one of the nearly 1.7 million annual requests to correct minor errors or omissions on a Medicare claim? Novitas Solutions has a new initiative to help you avoid the time and hassle of making corrections.

Novitas: New Fee Schedule Look-Up Tool; New and Revised LCDs - 12/20/2016

Notivas has introduced a new and improved Medicare Physician’s Fee Schedule Code Search & Downloads tool. Novitas says it is a one-stop shop for all your fee schedule needs.

You May Need to Resubmit These Claims to Novitas - 12/19/2016

Novitas Solutions has discovered that a recent batch of “additional development request” letters weren’t mailed to physicians and others, resulting in incorrectly rejected claims.

Know When to Use Modifier 26 in Medicare Claims - 06/03/2016

When Medicare procedures have both professional and technical components, modifiers 26 and TC may come into play. Don’t delay payment by forgetting to add modifier 26 when needed.

Novitas Won’t Pay for Agriflu Flu Vaccine - 06/01/2016

Novitas Solutions says it will deny claims reporting HCPCS code Q2034 (Agriflu) because Agriflu has not received Federal Drug Administration approval for the 2012-13 season.

How to Report Medicare Split Post-Operative Care - 06/01/2016

What is the correct way to report split post-operative care on a Medicare claim? (Tips from Novitas)

Make Sure Novitas Can Open Your CDs - 05/18/2016

If you need to send medical records to Novitas Solutions, the Medicare payer for Texas, make sure Novitas can access the encrypted information.

Problem Pile-Up - 05/13/2016

Novitas Solutions Inc. took over from TrailBlazer Enterprises as Texas' Medicare carrier more than a year ago. But ongoing frustrations with customer service shortfalls, enrollment delays, and heavy auditing practices, among other complaints, have Texas physicians giving the contractor a shabby report card. They say the bad grades still add up to too many hassles and payment problems and not enough answers.

Tips for Contacting Novitas’ via Phone or Mail - 05/13/2016

If you are still getting used to navigating Novitas’ interactive voice response (IVR) phone system at (855) 252 8782, and its mailing addresss, here are a few helpful hints from the Medicare contractor. You do not need to enter the

Revised LCDs Give Updated Medicare Coverage Information - 05/13/2016

Revised local coverage determinations (LCDs) from Novitas Solutions recently took effect or will take effect Aug. 13, 2015. See if any apply to your practice, and read their guidance for submitting correct Medicare claims to Novitas for payment.

Novitas Requires Certain Forms for Paper Documentation - 05/13/2016

Starting May 1, 2013, Novitas Solutions will return faxed or mailed documentation that is not submitted with certain approved Novitas forms.

Novitas ADR Letters: A Mailing Delay - 05/13/2016

For Additional Documentation Request (ADR) letters from Novitas Solutions dated April 1 to April 12, 2013, you have 30 days from the date you receive the letter to respond to the request.

Medicare Enrollment Accepts Electronic Documents, Signatures - 05/13/2016

Medicare enrollment can be completely paperless when you use PECOS, the online enrollment system.