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.
GAO Report on MAC contracting
In 2015, GAO issued a 2015 page report on whether new approaches to MAC contracting and incentives were advisable, here.