Novitas’ November 16 Webinar on Prior Authorization for Medicare

Novitas will hold another webinar on Medicare’s new prior authorization program for Texas on Tuesday, November 16. Participants must register in advance. The following is from 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 […]

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, […]

CMS Announces Prior Auth Ambulance Transports for Texas

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 26, 2021, that it will expand its prior authorization for repetitive, scheduled non-emergency transportation to the state of Texas beginning on December 1, 2021. Stay tuned for details from Novitas and TEMSA. You will be required to have an active Novitas learning account to […]

Novitas – December 4 Webinar

a Novitas will be conducting an Ambulance Webinar on December 4, 2020 at 9:00am CST. Understanding the Fundamentals of Ambulance Services This class is designed for Part A providers and Part B suppliers who provide Ground Ambulance Transportation. We will discuss the ambulance coverage requirements, trip record documentation guidelines and Physician’s Certification Statement (PCS) requirements […]

Novitas Encourages the Use of Novitasphere

Reopenings and Redeterminations: Save time with Novitasphere – B Novitas, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdictions H and Jurisdiction L, highly encourages providers to perform claim corrections and submit redeterminations on their claims through Novitasphere, our free internet portal.   These features are fast, and easy to use – saving providers valuable time. One of the most utilized […]

Dual Diagnoses Required for Ambulance Transports

Per Novitas: Effective with services rendered October 1, 2015, and later, ALL ambulance transports require dual diagnoses.  Providers should report the primary diagnosis as the most appropriate ICD-10 code that adequately describes the patient’s medical condition at the time of transport.  In addition, a secondary diagnosis must be reported which reflects the patient’s need for […]