Palmetto GBA E-mail Update: Friday, July 22, 2016

Revised CMS-855R Application – Reassignment of Medicare Benefits
Physicians and non-physician practitioners must use the revised CMS-855R (Reassignment of Benefits) application beginning January 1, 2017. The revised application will be posted on the CMS Forms List by mid-summer. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will accept both the current and revised versions of the CMS-855R through December 31, 2016. Visit the Medicare Provider-Supplier Enrollment webpage ( for more information about Medicare enrollment.

Applies to:

  • JM Part A//General
  • JM Part B//General
  • Railroad Medicare (RRB)//General – Railroad Medicare

August 2016 Medicare Advisory
The August 2016 Medicare Advisory is now available. Please review this issue for Medicare policy and coverage updates as well as announcements for upcoming provider education opportunities. Please remember to share this information with your staff.

Applies to:

  • JM Part B//General

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