CMS continues to move through its revalidation process during which all providers enrolled with Medicare prior to March 25, 2011, must revalidate their enrollment information. As set forth by the Affordable Care Act, this process is required as a result of new screening criteria and is required in order to maintain enrollment status.
Affected providers will be notified via mail by the Medicare contractor and will need to have the requested revalidation returned to Medicare within 60 days. If not received by Medicare within 60 days, payments will be held until the process is completed.
Please keep in mind that CMS can send this letter to any address on file for your group (i.e. billing, service or contact addresses). APS providers receiving this request are asked to sign and forward the document to the APS Credentialing Department for completion of the enrollment revalidation process on their behalf.
Since our seamless transition to APS one year ago, we have significantly increased our monthly collections, decreased the delay in processing claims, and less time is spent in accounts receivable.