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Collaboration with Associations

Noridian's Provider Outreach and Education (POE) team collaborates with external entities (associations, societies, specialty organizations) to help distribute Medicare supplier information. CMS encourages Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to partner with external entities to participate in events and to encourage external entities to distribute information from us to their members as defined in the CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-09, Chapter 6, Section 20.2. This link takes you to an external website.

Partnering entities may be medical, professional or trade groups and associations, government organizations, educational institutions, trade and professional publications, specialty societies, and other interested or affected groups.

Although the below guideline is flexible, we (Noridian) can partner in external entity events using the following criteria. To request Noridian's participation, a completed Supplier Outreach & Education Collaboration Form must be submitted. We must obtain CMS approval for participation in Face-to-Face events.

Education Type Time Required Minimum # of People
Teleconference 15 minutes to 2 hours No Minimum
Face-to-Face 1 hour presentation with round table discussion and/or exhibition booth 25
Webinar 15 minutes to 2 hours No Minimum

Collaboration Expenses

When travel is required, travel expenses (per-diem, hotel, airfare and/or mileage) may be the responsibility of the Supplier Societies/Associations as defined by CMS. Upon request, we will provide an estimate of our expenses.

External Entity Request Submission

Complete the DMEPOS Education Speaker Request Form, located on the Educational Forms webpage, and submit it to Noridian. Submission details are included on the form.

The request will be acknowledged within 10 business days.

Last Updated Oct 13, 2017