Emergencies and Disasters

COVID-19

To support our suppliers, a COVID-19 Hotline has been established to help with COVID-19 related inquiries. The hotline number is: 866-575-4067. Customer services representatives will be on the line to help from Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CDT. This hotline will answer questions on advance payments related to COVID-19.

Visit the CMS Current Emergencies page for information and updates related to COVID-19, including a COVID-10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing.

On this page, view the below information.

COVID-19: Advance Payment

CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program

On April 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program and suspending its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers effective immediately. The agency made this announcement following the successful payment of over $100 billion to health care providers and suppliers through these programs and in light of the $175 billion recently appropriated for health care provider relief payments.

See CMS MLN Connects, Special Edition – Monday, April 27, 2020 for complete information.

CMS has expanded the current Advance Payment Program during the COVID-19 public health emergency to extend financial hardship relief to impacted Medicare suppliers. Special considerations will be given for COVID-19 circumstances. See the FACT SHEET: EXPANSION OF THE ACCELERATED AND ADVANCE PAYMENTS PROGRAM FOR PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY for more information.

An Accelerated and Advance Payment Form [PDF] must be completed to begin the process. One form must be completed for JA and one form for JD. Please indicate the jurisdiction on the form.

The request may be submitted to Noridian via email, fax or mail, using the below information.

Email: dmemsprecoupment@noridian.com

Fax: 701-277-7892

US Postal Mail
Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Attn: DME-Recoupment
PO Box 6055
Fargo, ND 58108-6055

Mail sent through FedEx or Other Courier
Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Attn: DME-Recoupment
900 42nd Street South
PO Box 6055
Fargo, ND 58103-2119

We encourage fax and email submissions for faster action on your request.

Resources

In the event of a national or regional catastrophe or disaster, the Emergency Response and Recovery webpage contains information about the most recent emergencies and disasters.

Access the below topic related information from this page.

Access additional resources that may assist providers when handling claims related inquiries from the below.

 

Last Updated Apr 29, 2020

The below are topic specific articles which have been published to "Latest Updates" and sent out in Noridian emails within the past two years. Exclusions to this include time sensitive related announcements such as: Noridian and CMS educational events, Ask-the-Contractor Teleconferences and claims processing downtime.