Physical therapists in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia should be aware of a name change for the Part A and Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction 12 (J12).
In January, Diversified Service Options Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc, acquired MAC Highmark Medicare Services (HMS) from its parent company, Highmark Inc. As a result, HMS changed its name to Novitas Solutions Inc.
Effective March 10, Novitas Solutions will begin to migrate the current HMS Web site to the new Novitas Solutions Web site, www.novitas-solutions.com. Novitas is targeting completing the name change to all active Web page content by March 30. Although main headers throughout the Web site will be changed, some historical documents, such as Medicare reports issued under HMS, will not be changed to reflect the new name.
For users who have bookmarked pages throughout the HMS Web site, an automatic redirect process will send page requests to the correct new Web page. The company recommends that users update the bookmark after being redirected to the new Web page.