Medicare Modem Connections to Stop
Providers should change to using an NSV by May 1.
- By Joseph Duffy
- Apr 18, 2011
Enrollment forms do not need to be completed to make the transition to using a network service vendor (NSV). Once setup with the NSV is completed, transmission of files using its connection may begin.
The capacity for direct dial-up connection options to the CEDI Gateway was reduced April 10, due to the Network Service Vendor migration project, which mandates that all providers who currently use dial-up and file transfer protocol (FTP) over point-to-point protocol (PPP) to CEDI must switch to an NSV for their secured connection. If a provider has not migrated to an NSV it could experience a busy signal with its dial-up service.
All trading partners are encouraged to move to an NSV solution as quickly as possible to avoid this situation. The National Government Services-approved NSVs are listed below and can also be found on www.ngscedi.com.
IVANS Web Site: www.ivans.com
Web site: www.abilitynetwork.com
Web Site: www.claimshuttle.com
Cortex EDI, Inc.
Web Site: www.CortexEDI.com
Customer Service: 800-485-5977
Web Site: www.ecctec.com
Web Site: www.carebridge.net
Web Site: www.medxpressclaims.com
Nebo Systems, Inc.
Web Site: www.nebo.com
Providers with questions regarding the initiative can contact the National Government Services CEDI Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-311-9184
Joseph Duffy is a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and a regular contributor to HME Business and Respiratory & Sleep Management. He can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.