Novitas Training for Prior Authorization

Per Novitas:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just released plans for the nationwide expansion of the prior authorization program for repetitive scheduled non-emergent ambulance transports (RSNAT).  JH ambulance suppliers garaged in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas are now included in this initiative. Additional states will follow the schedule announced August 26, 2021, by CMS.

Providers can begin submitting prior authorization requests on November 17, 2021, for dates of service on and after December 1, 2021. Visit the newly launched Prior authorization (PA) program for repetitive scheduled non-emergent ambulance transport (RSNAT) page for more information.

Register now for our free educational event on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, to learn more about the prior authorization program. We encourage suppliers to set up an account and register for the event as soon as possible to avoid any issues the day of the event. Additional events will be posted for November, December and January.

In order to participate in our free education, you must have an active Novitas Learning Center account. Registration for an account is quick and easy, and once again, free.

To request an account, click here and select Part A or Part B. Tell us a little about yourself by filling in the requested fields (if you do not have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), just fill in 0s) and select Submit. We will approve your account request within two business days and then you are ready to register for our events.

If you already have an account and you are unable to successfully log in, send us an email for help at and we will respond to your request.

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