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Tennessee Medical Association Member Alert: PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 08:33

Identity Theft Warning



Bogus Request from Cahaba for Re-enrollment into the Medicare Program




Tennessee Part A and B Medicare claims processing are transitioning from Cigna Government Services to Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators (CGBA) over the next several months. CGBA will begin processing Part B claims on September 1, 2009.

Recently a TMA member received a facsimile requesting an updated Provider Enrollment Form, CMS 855, on CGBA letterhead. The facsimile included several sections of the 855 form and it requested that the physician complete each section, provide copies of supporting documents and fax back to 877-655-5564.

TMA staff has been in contact with CGBA and learned that these facsimiles were sent on counterfeit CGBA letterhead. The facsimile includes the following contact information:

Contact Name: Young Hein

Phone: 877-655-5563

Fax: 877-655-5564

In an alert to providers last fall, CGBA states that this individual has already tried this fraud in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. This individual is not employed by CGBA, and the phone and fax number are not valid CGBA numbers. Do Not Respond to the fax - the information could be utilized on a new provider enrollment application, claims could be submitted and payments issued when no services were provided.




Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 08:39