SPOT’s latest feature, the MR ADR status lookup, is now available to all SPOT users. Information on additional development requests (ADRs) pertaining to medical review, including review and education details, will give providers a detailed look at the process of their ADRs.
CMS is requiring that changes be made to the HETS, effective June 16, 2018, that are important for SPOT users to know and understand.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) data security standards require SPOT users to log into the application at least every 60 days to maintain access.
As of June 4, 2018, SPOT users can look up the new MBIs that are replacing HICNs and will belong to all Medicare beneficiaries.
There are three ways to obtain the Medicare beneficiary identifier (MBI), which is effective when the beneficiary was or is eligible for Medicare. This article was revised June 21 to emphasize the need to submit the MBI without hyphens or spaces to avoid rejection of your claim. All other information remains the same. [SE18006]
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SPOT users will notice a terminology change that began April 2, with "Medicare number" being replaced by "Medicare ID."
SPOT will soon eliminate the option for Part A users to submit their cost reports via SPOT. A new portal is available for electronic submission of cost reports.
Mailing documents to First Coast Service Options Inc. (First Coast) offices in Jacksonville, Fla., is no small expense, particularly when you have to submit additional documentation in support of claim appeals. Between the making copies and mailing reams of paper, these costs can add up quickly. Did you know First Coast offers a more convenient solution for handling correspondence?
Many providers can prevent denied claims by checking beneficiary eligibility on SPOT before they perform a test or provide a service. Read more to find out what SPOT can do for you.
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