2019 Open Enrollment Period

The 2019 Annual Participation Open Enrollment Period runs mid-November through December 31, 2018. The open enrollment period allows Medicare suppliers to revisit their choice to accept Medicare assignment for claims payment. The participation status only affects how a supplier is reimbursed from Medicare. Changing your status to non-participating does not terminate your Medicare billing privileges.

  • Do nothing if you do not wish to change your participation status
  • To change your status to participating, submit a request on CMS-460 form signed by authorized or delegated official as previously reported to National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC)
  • To change your status to non-participating, submit a request on your company's letterhead signed by company's authorized or delegated official as previously reported to NSC

The CMS-460 participation agreement can be downloaded from the CMS website.

If you do not wish to make any changes to your participation status, it is not necessary to respond during this period.

If you are currently enrolled in the Medicare program other than as a DMEPOS supplier, you may only change your participation status with one contractor. Participation status will be the same with all Medicare contractors.

For more information, contact NSC Customer Service.

Last Updated Nov 19, 2018