Jurisdiction J handles Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, representing 7% of US Medicare volume.
On September 8, 2017, CMS announced that the new awardee for Jurisdiction J will be Palmetto GBA, winning a contract worth $275M.
It's on the MAC What's New Page (here), but as late as 9/21, CMS hadn't yet updated the main Jurisdiction J page yet (here).
- See official notice here.
MoldX Perspective & Gapfill
This gives the MolDX program - two Noridian MACs J-E, J-F; WPS MACs J-5, J-8; Palmetto J-M; and Palmetto J-J - enough CLFS states or zones to control the median in the annual Gapfill process, assuming that all MolDX MACs submit the same price suggestions to CMS.