Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Very Brief Blog: Noridian MAC Awarded Jurisdiction E Contract, Again

Early in 2020, I wrote a blog about the fact that the West Coast / Jurisdiction E Medicare contract was under a routine recompete (here).

On December 18, 2020, CMS updated its MAC webpage for Jurisdiction E, announcing that Noridian has been awarded the work.  It will continue "contracting in place," so to speak.  

The CMS webpage for Jurisdiction E is here;

See links on that page for additional data about the award.  JE is about 10% of the national Fee for Service Medicare A/B program (the states are about 14% of the US, but the Medicare Advantage population in California is quite high at between 40 and 45%).  It looks like the contract is expected to be 7 years, at about $80M/year.