Enrollment - JA DME
National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC)
Looking to become a DME Medicare supplier or are you a DME Medicare supplier who needs to make an update to your enrollment file?
Visit the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) website as they are the single organizational entity responsible for issuing or revoking Medicare supplier billing privileges for suppliers of DMEPOS. Read articles; access learning & educational information; view resources and contact details; and learn about Supplier enrollment related processes, rules, and regulations including supplier standards.
- Participating vs Non-participating Supplier information can be found on the NSC website.
- Understanding Participating and Non-Participating.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Want Medicare payments directly deposited into your bank account? Application assistance and hints are included below and suppliers can view information on the NSC website. The EFT Authorization Agreement CMS-588 form contains instructions for completing the agreement for Electronic Funds Transfers whether you are a new supplier, adding a location or an existing supplier who wants to sign up for EFT.
How to Enroll in EFT
The National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) processes all Medicare applications for DMEPOS suppliers. Per 42 CFR 424.510(e)(1), providers and suppliers are required to receive electronic funds transfer (EFT) at the time of enrollment, revalidation, change of Medicare contractors or submission of an enrollment change request; and (2) submit the EFT Authorization Agreement CMS-588 form to receive Medicare payment via electronic funds transfer
If you have not yet signed up for EFT, take advantage of all the benefits.
- Download the CMS 588 form from the CMS website
- Follow the instructions for completing the EFT authorization agreement included on the form
- Mail the form to the Medicare contractor that services your geographical area
- An EFT authorization form must be submitted for each Medicare contractor to whom you submit claims for Medicare payment
- Jurisdiction A Mailing Addresses
Application assistance and hints for EFT
EFT is a process whereby a supplier's Medicare payments are directly deposited into their bank account. It is safe and results in faster payment. Direct deposits also eliminate the possibility of lost or delayed checks and reduces probability of human error.
To change accounts or banks, suppliers must complete a new CMS 588 form, using the new account information and include a voided check or deposit ticket from the new account
If a supplier closes their bank EFT account, Noridian will place them on payment withhold until a new EFT agreement is submitted and approved. If such an agreement is not submitted within 90 days after Noridian (we) learns that the account was closed, revocation procedures will commence.
To be sure it gets submitted to the appropriate address, access the state specific addresses on the Mailing Addresses webpage.
Suppliers can expect to see payments in the bank within 60 days of Noridian receiving the EFT application. If required information is not sent in, the EFT request will not be processed and will be followed by a denial letter.
Incomplete or inaccurate information on an application can delay processing time. The EFT application can be rejected for many reasons. View common processing errors below.
- Routing number and account number from check to EFT form not matching
- Voided check/bank letter missing from EFT application
- Signature not valid (date signed is beyond six months from today's date)
Check must be bank generated. Starter checks are not accepted. If no check, supplier may request a bank letter.
- Voided check must include:
- Name on account. Name must be full legal name/ legal business name
- Routing number
- Account number
- Bank letter must be submitted on bank letterhead and must include:
- Routing number on account including leading zeros
- Account number on account including leading zeros
- Type of Account - checking or savings
- Full legal business name must be account name and must be indicated on letter
- Bank officer's name and signature is required
Contact the Noridian Supplier Contact Center with EFT form related questions.
Enrolling for EFT does not change how suppliers receive their Remittance Advices (RAs).
Last Updated Fri, 08 Apr 2022 20:16:47 +0000