CMS requests that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) help handle issues of denials related to modifiers on claims. This change in the Part B system is described as a "workaround."
Subject: Modifications to the National Coordination of Benefits Agreement (COBA) Crossover Process
Release Date: February 2, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018; October 1, 2018 - (For VMS, the effective date is process date.)
Implementation Date: July 2, 2018 -(For VMS--analysis, design, and coding completed); October 1, 2018 - (For VMS--testing, support tasks, and implementation)
Special Notes: N/A