Upcoming National Government Services Webinars

June 10, 2020

National Government Services (NGS), the Medicare Administrative Contractor for Illinois, will hold several webinars this month. They include:

  • June 11 and June 16: COVID-19 Medicare Part B Advanced Payment, Repayment and Recoupment Process (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. CDT). This session is for providers that requested and received accelerated or advanced payments from Medicare due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. CMS expanded the accelerated and advance payment program for financial hardship relief during this public health emergency, and these payments need to be repaid to the Medicare Trust Fund. During this webinar, NGS will review the repayment and recoupment process.   
  • June 11 and June 17: Prior Authorization Program for Certain Hospital Outpatient Department Services (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CDT). This webinar will review the prior authorization requirements and process for five categories of outpatient services, as required by the federal fiscal year 2020 outpatient prospective payment system final rule. NGS will begin accepting prior authorization requests on June 17, 2020 for dates of service on or after July 1, 2020.

For more information on these and other webinars, please visit NGS’ website.