The following lists the updates for Novitas Medicare for the year 2012
12/10/2012: Having a hard time connecting to Novitas Medicare using your modem?
Having a hard time connecting to Novitas Medicare using your modem? Switch to MedXpress. With MedXpress, you send your claim files created by Practice Manager, and receive your reports and remittance files over high speed internet with ease. Your files are double encrypted for security purposes. Just think, no more modem use. You can try the software for free for the first 30 days with no strings attached. The price after the 30 day trial is explained on their website. Check out
www.medxpressclaims.com for more detailed information. For any other questions, as well as how to switch to MedXpress, contact our customer support department.
05/03/2012: Highmark/Novitas Solutions Medicare (DCMCR_P5, DEMCR_P5, MDMCR_P5, NJMCR_P5, PAMCR_P5) Billers – do you bill for Chiropractors? Are you getting an error code 50 (not medically necessary) and error code M1 (xray not taken within past 12 months or near enough to start treatment) on your EOB? If you do, you need an updated billing program. Click the following link for instructions on downloading an updated billing program: Downloading Billing Programs.
01/23/2012: Highmark Medicare (DCMCR_P5, DEMCR_P5, MDMCR_P5, NJMCR_P5, PAMCR_P5) Billers – do you bill using the Place of Service 12 for Home? If you do, you need an updated billing program to have the patient information show correctly as the facility. Click the following link for instructions on downloading an updated billing program: Downloading Billing Programs.
Just a reminder – all charges where the Place of Service is 12-Home you must make sure that the Patient’s zipcode contains the +4 zip code.
01/09/2012: Highmark Medicare Billers Reminder -The initial password when connecting to Highmark Medicare’s new modem phone number to send ANSI 5010 electronic claims is Hms#(then you must enter the last 4 digits of your PRJ Number in capital letters). Example: Hms#1J34.