COVID-19: How to Apply for Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments

Updated April 27, 2020

CMS Suspends Advance Payments to Physicians

As of April 26, CMS has stopped accepting new applications for its Accelerated and Advance Payment Program(www.cms.gov); the agency says it is re-evaluating all pending and new applications for accelerated payments in light of historical direct payments made available through HHS’s Provider Relief Fund.

More information on the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund and how to apply »(www.hhs.gov)

Pending Application? Here’s what to do:

Contact your Medicare Administrative Contractor to check on the status of your application. Use the table below to find your state or region and the Accelerated and Advance Hotline for your MAC.

Read more about the program expansion »(www.cms.gov)

States/RegionsMAC
Region-Specific Instructions and Forms
Contact Information
States/Regions:

KY, OH

Home health and hospice claims for the following states: DE, DC, CO, IA, KS, MD, MO, MT, NE, ND, PA, SD, UT, VA, WV, and WY

MAC: CGS Administrators, LLC (CGS) - Jurisdiction 15Region-Specific Instructions and Forms:

Instructions

Form

Contact Information:

1-855-769-9920

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

 

States/Regions: FL, PR, US VIMAC:

First Coast Service Options Inc. (FCSO) - Jurisdiction N

 

Region-Specific Instructions and Forms:

Instructions

Form

Contact Information:

1-855-247-8428

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 PM ET

 

States/Regions:

CT, IL, ME, MA, MN, NY, NH, RI, VT, WI

Home health and hospice claims for the following states: AK, AS, AZ, CA, CT, GU, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NV, NJ, NY,

MP, OR, PR, RI, US VI, VT, WI, and WA

MAC: National Government Services (NGS) - Jurisdiction 6 & Jurisdiction KRegion-Specific Instructions and Forms:

Instructions

Form

Contact Information:

1-888-802-3898

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

States/Regions: AR, CO, DE, DC, LA, MS, MD, NJ, NM, OK, PA, TX, (includes Part B for counties of Arlington and Fairfax in VA and the city of Alexandria in VA)MAC: Novitas Solutions, Inc. - Jurisdiction H & Jurisdiction LRegion-Specific Instructions and Forms:

Jurisdiction H

AR, CO, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX, Indian Health & Veteran Affairs

Instructions

Form

 

Jurisdiction L

DC, DE, MD, NJ & PA

Instructions

Form

Contact Information:

1-855-247-8428

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

States/Regions: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, AS, GU, MPMAC: Noridian Healthcare Solutions - Jurisdiction E & Jurisdiction FRegion-Specific Instructions and Forms:

Jurisdiction E

California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands)

Instructions

Form

 

Jurisdiction F

Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Instructions

Form

Contact Information:

1-866-575-4067

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CT

 

States/Regions:

AL, GA, NC, SC, TN, VA (excludes Part B for the counties of Arlington and Fairfax in VA

and the city of Alexandria in VA), WV

Home health and hospice claims for the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NM, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, and

TX

MAC: Palmetto GBA - Jurisdiction J & Jurisdiction MRegion-Specific Instructions and Forms:

Jurisdiction J 

Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

Instructions

Form


Jurisdiction M

North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

Instructions

Form

Contact Information:

1-833-820-6138

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

States/Regions:

IN, MI, IA, KS, MO, NE

 

MAC:

Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) - Jurisdiction 5 & Jurisdiction 8

 

Region-Specific Instructions and Forms:

Instructions

Form

Contact Information:

1-844-209-2567

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT