Palmetto GBA, the incoming Medicare contractor for North Carolina, has issued a Welcome Letter
and Implementation Guide
to help Medicare physicians and other providers in the North Carolina Part B implementation. This applies to services billed on CMS-1500/837B by North Carolina Part B providers currently billing CIGNA. Other Medicare providers will receive information about their implementation over the next several months.
The effective date for the implementation of the Part B North Carolina workload is May 28, 2011, the same day a new Payer Identification Number (11502) becomes effective. Medicare providers should begin to submit claims using the new Payer ID on that date.
More information is available at the NCMS Medicare Resource Center.