gPM Clients: Messages from Practice Insight: Payer Change: Jurisdiction J Migration of Part A payers (Jan. 23, 2018)




MAAL1 – Medicare Alabama Part A
MAGA1 – Medicare Georgia Part A
MATN1 – Medicare Tennessee Part A
CMS selected Palmetto GBA as the A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction J (JJ), which includes the states of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Part A claims are transitioning from Cahaba to Palmetto at the end of January according to the following schedule.

Jan. 23, 2018
Last Part A claims submitted to Cahaba by 3:00pm Central.
Practice Insight will modify the programmed contractor code associated with each line of business. Practice Insight EDI payer ID codes remain the same.

Jan. 24, 2018-Feb. 2, 2018
Part A claims submission begins to Palmetto GBA using new contractor codes.
Electronic files will receive 999 and 277CA responses

Feb. 2, 2018
Normal Part A production cycles will run going forward.

Action Required by Provider:

All provider data including EDI-ERA enrollments were migrated from Cahaba to Palmetto. While the contractor codes are changing on outbound claims, Practice Insight EDI payer ID codes will remain the same.

For detailed information, please refer to the Jurisdiction J transition site: