In a Nov. 4 message, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will extend the provider enrollment revalidation process for another 2 years. As a result, revalidation notices will be sent through Mar. 2015 (previously Mar. 2013). The provider enrollment revalidation process is required for all providers who enrolled prior to Mar. 25, 2011. The AASM previously made members aware of the revalidation process in an August Weekly Update article.
Despite the extension of the overall revalidation timeline, providers who have been sent revalidation letters must respond to the request. Revalidation request letters will continue be sent to providers by their Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) between now and Mar. 2015. Providers must wait to complete the revalidation process until they receive a request letter from their MAC.
A sample of the revalidation letter and a list of the providers that have been contacted during Phase 1 of the revalidation process are available on the CMS website. Request letters were sent beginning in Sept. 2011 and, per the CMS website, over 100,000 requests have been sent to-date.