NSC extends enrollment period
WASHINGTON – The National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) has extended the window period for HME providers to determine whether or not they want to change their enrollment status with Medicare, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare. Providers now have until April 15, 2013, to change their status. Any change to a provider’s status is prospective only for new claims received on or after the effective date of the provider’s participation. “If a provider elects to be non-participating, they can choose to not accept assignment, file the claim and let the patient get reimbursed their 80%,” stated Andrea Stark, AAHomecare member and Medicare consultant for MiraVista, in the bulletin. “Filing non-assigned is not an option available to participating providers.” Suppliers requesting a change in participation status should mail requests to the National Supplier Clearinghouse in Columbia, S.C.