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New Medicare contractor for Part B claims begins Sept. 7

National Government Service (NGS) will begin implementation of the Jurisdiction 6 (J6) Medicare contract for Part B claims on September 7. Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS), which has been a contracted payer of Medicare services in Wisconsin since 1966, will continue to administer Part B claims for covered services in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota until this date.

Physicians and other health care professionals who are enrolled with WPS Medicare should confirm and update, if necessary, their information on the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System to assist with the transition. All information on PECOS will move from WPS Medicare to NGS. Click here for more information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The Wisconsin Medical Society is monitoring this transition and will continue to provide updates through Medigram and on the Society’s website.

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