DSM is working this week to make the necessary changes to your system to send claims to Novitas beginning next Monday August 20. An update will be going out this evening with software changes to accommodate the difference in Novitas’ transmission system.  Once the update is installed we will make configuration changes to your system with the new submitter id, user id, and password that were assigned to your facility by Novitas.  All of this will be completed by the end of the day tomorrow.  According to the Novitas bulletin at the link below you should stop sending claims to Pinnacle at 1:00 PM on August 16 (Box 1 on the second page).  Starting at 2:00 pm on August 16 we will begin making the final changes to your system to send claims to Novitas and will have your system ready to begin sending claims by the end of that day.  However, according to the link below, you should hold ALL Medicare Part A claims until after 5:00 pm Friday August 17 (Box 1 on the second page).


In summary:
– This change will only affect Medicare Part A claims.  The Part B claims will                 transition in October so you can continue to file them.
– You should STOP sending Medicare Part A claims at 1:00 pm on August 16.
– Do NOT begin sending Medicare Part A claims again until after 5:00 pm August 17.