CIGNA Awarded A/B MAC J15
CIGNA Government Services, LLC (CGS) announced July 23 that it is the new Parts A and B Medicare administrative contractor (A/B MAC) for jurisdictions 15 and B. Effective July 8, CGS is responsible for the administration, processing, and paying of Medicare physician and hospital claims in Kentucky and Ohio (J15) as well as home health and hospice claim processing services in Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia (JB).
The combined service area includes more than 2.5 million Medicare beneficiaries, health care professionals and hospitals, according to a CGS press release. The Medicare Part A work will be subcontracted by Riverbend Government Benefit Administrators, LLC (RGBA).
The contract consists of a one-year base period with four one-year optional periods. CGS, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., also is the carrier for North Carolina and Idaho.
Highmark Medicare Services, Inc. previously held the MAC contract for J15.