Implementation to Exchange the List of eMDRs for Registered Providers via the esMD System - Revised

MLN Matters Number: MM11003 Revised
Related CR Release Date: April 16, 2019
Related CR Transmittal Number: R2281OTN
Related Change Request (CR) Number: 11003
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Implementation Date: July 1, 2019

Note: CMS revised this article on November 1, 2019, to update and clarify information regarding the eMDR registration/enrollment to indicate the provider and the HIH roles with more detail. All other information is unchanged.

CR 11003 introduced the enrollment process for the providers who intend to get their Additional Documentation Request (ADR) letters electronically (as eMDR) through their registered Health Information Handler ( Make sure your billing staffs are aware of these changes.

In response to a number of requests from Medicare providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding the functionality to send ADR letters electronically. CMS conducted a pilot supporting the electronic version of the ADR letter known as Electronic Medical Documentation Request (eMDR) via the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) system.

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters (MM)11003.


Last Updated Nov 07, 2019