Medicare Administrative Contractors

Stephen Tweed | October 14, 2009 | Newsroom
Congress amended section 1816 of the Social Security Act to replace Medicare fiscal intermediaries and carrier contracting authorities with new Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). It requires all providers and suppliers to be generally assigned to a MAC based on geographic location. Large chain providers - EXCEPT Home Health & Hospice - are permitted to consolidate…

Congress amended section 1816 of the Social Security Act to replace Medicare fiscal intermediaries and carrier contracting authorities with new Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). It requires all providers and suppliers to be generally assigned to a MAC based on geographic location. Large chain providers – EXCEPT Home Health & Hospice – are permitted to consolidate their billing activites under the MAC with jurisdiction over the chain’s home office.

Stephen Tweed
Stephen Tweed, CSP, began his journey as a business strategist in home health care in 1982. Today, Stephen is among the top thought leaders in Home Care strategy and management. He has worked with top 5% companies from across the US. He is a sought after speaker at from national and state association events.

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