A note for your calendar: Beginning Aug. 21, CMS-588 Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization Agreements need to be sent to the “applicable National Provider Enrollment (NPE) contractor for the supplier’s physical location,” according to a July 26 notification from CGS Administrators. CGS instructed suppliers to refer to a national map to determine the applicable NPE contractor.
“Bank information must be applicable for all four jurisdictions,” the bulletin said. “The Part III Financial Institution Information listed on the EFT agreement must be the same for all jurisdictions, regardless of the supplier’s physical address.”
CMS-588 forms received by DME MACs from Aug. 21 through Nov. 19, 2023, will be forwarded to the appropriate NPE contractor, CGS added. Forms received by DME MACs after Nov. 19 “will be rejected and returned to the supplier,” CGS said.