CMS expands online submissions for PMD demo

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – Jurisdictions A, C, and D are now accepting PMD prior authorization requests online through the electronic submissions of Medical Documentation (esMD) system, according to a CMS announcement. The move is designed to reduce provider costs and cycle time by minimizing and eventually eliminating the paper processing and mailing of medical documentation to review contractors, the announcement said. A secondary goal is to reduce the costs and time of review contractors. Using esMD is voluntary. Providers who prefer to fax or mail documentation to review contractors may continue to do so.