Hospitals Urged to Sign and Return Livanta Memorandum of Agreement

Posted on December 05, 2019

Effective June 8, 2019, Livanta became the new Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for Michigan. Across the country, Livanta provides Medicare case review services for Medicare beneficiaries throughout 27 states and territories. As noted in May, healthcare providers in Michigan were required to sign new Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) with Livanta by June 8. This requirement for Medicare providers is detailed in the law at 42 U.S.C.§1866 (a) (1) (E).

Livanta has not yet received MOAs from many healthcare providers so the MHA encourages its members to ensure their completed contracts are sent to and received by Livanta. Organizations that did not receive an email confirmation from Livanta do not have valid MOAs on file with the company.   Livanta is required to report healthcare providers without current MOAs directly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Completed MOAs must be submitted by Dec. 31 to avoid being reported as noncompliant to the CMS.

Additionally, hospitals must publicize on their website and patient paperwork, such as the Patient Bill of Rights, the appropriate Livanta contact information for use by Medicare beneficiaries who have any concerns.

Livanta has provided a flyer describing its MOA process. Members with questions should contact Livanta at (240) 712-4300, ext. 2125, or the MHA Keystone Center.



Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Medicare, CMS, Livanta

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