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Palmetto Offers a Smooth Transition from Cahaba

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Palmetto Offers a Smooth Transition from Cahaba

Palmetto GBA is preparing to become the A/B Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction J (JJ), which includes the states of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee — and so should you if you submit Medicare claims for healthcare providers who practice in those states. Part A providers will transition from Cahaba GBA effective Jan. 29, 2018, and Part B providers on Feb. 26, 2018.
“We anticipate a smooth transition and assure you that we are taking measures that will provide the least disruptive impact to day-to-day operations of the provider community,” Palmetto states on its website.

Make the Call

Palmetto will hold its final monthly JJ implementation teleconference on Feb. 8, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. At this teleconference you will learn about Palmetto GBA, what to expect during the transition, and how to contact them with your questions. Registration is not required.
Teleconference call information:
Thursday, February 8, 2018
11:00 AM EST to 12:00 PM EST
Participant Toll-Free Dial-In Number: (877) 789-3907
Conference ID: 92040243

Get a Jump Start

Palmetto GBA has prepared a host of materials that will help you transition easily:
Listservs – Register for to receive email updates.
EDI – EDI webpage for the JJ transition
eServices – Palmetto GBA offers a free internet-based, provider self-service portal.
FAQs – JJ transition-related frequently asked questions and answers are available here.
General Information – Find general information on the JJ transition here.
Medical Policies/LCD – Find information on medical policies and local coverage determinations (LCDs).
MoIDX – The MolDX Program facilitates detailed and unique identification through registration of molecular diagnostics tests to facilitate claims processing and to track utilization.
Outreach and Education – Find information about Palmetto GBA’s education programs, including webinars, workshops and job aids.


According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as of Sept. 20, 2017, Jurisdiction J consists of:

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  • Total Number of Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries: 2,489,931
  • Total Number of Physicians: 52,652
  • Total Number of Medicare Hospitals: 424
  • Total Annual Claims Volume: 6.9 percent of national Part A/Part B workload
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