The health care reform law known as the Affordable Care Act requires all suppliers and providers to “revalidate” their enrollment information under new enrollment screening criteria. The initial set of re-enrollment letters recently sent by the National Supplier Clearinghouse indicated that suppliers had 35 days to respond to the revalidation request. AAHomecare has confirmed that this is incorrect. Suppliers have 60 days to respond and complete enrollment information. All letters being sent now and in the future will note the 60-day requirement. Those suppliers who received a letter indicating a 35-day response time will have 60 days.
This revalidation effort applies to those providers and suppliers that were enrolled prior to March 25, 2011. Newly enrolled providers and suppliers that submitted their enrollment applications to CMS on or after March 25, 2011, are not affected. Between now and March 23, 2015, the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) will send out notices on a regular basis to begin the revalidation process for each provider and supplier. Providers and suppliers must wait to submit the revalidation only after being asked by their MAC to do so.
To view tips on how you can “revalidate” your enrollment status after receiving a letter from the NSC, please click here.