New Medicare Administrative Contractor for Durable Medical Equipment (Effective June 27, 2016)
On January 4, 2016, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the administration of the Jurisdiction B Durable Medicare Equipment Administrative Contractor (DME MAC) serving Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to CGS Administrators, LLC (CGS)—an organization that is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. This jurisdiction was previously contracted to National Government Services, LLC, an organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. CMS anticipates that CGS will begin its contract on June 27, 2016. In the meantime, CGS will provide updates regarding its incoming administration via a website (http://www.cgsmedicare.com/jb) as well as through direct mail, email, and scheduled teleconferences. CGS encourages beneficiaries who have concerns about the nature of the transition to the new administration to call 1-800-Medicare.