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Livanta replaces KEPRO—Check your documents
By Doug Beardsley | June 14, 2019 | SNF/NF providers
As previously reported in ACTION
, Livanta will be the new BFCC-QIO for Minnesota, replacing KEPRO. This change became effective June 8, 2019. It is important the providers review their forms and materials to verify that any references to KEPRO have been replaced with contact information for Livanta. Start by looking at the following:
- CMS form 10123–Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC): This form has been updated on our Medicare notices grid—make sure you remove any old forms to prevent an error!
- Check your required postings poster: This is the list of resources (beside the bill of rights, notice of Medicare and Medicaid services, and elder justice reporting suspicion of a crime notice) bundled by Care Providers of Minnesota that you must post to be in compliance with the new CMS requirements of participation. An updated version is available here in the “Required facility postings” section.
- Bill of rights forms: KEPRO may be listed in the Advocacy Resources section. Care Providers of Minnesota is sending the correct Livanta contact information on stickers to those members that purchased bill of rights booklets from us. At this time, the Minnesota Department of Health has not updated the KEPRO information to Livanta on the bill of rights forms posted on their website, but they are in the process of making that update. The correct Livanta contact information to use is as follows:
10820 Guilford Road
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-1105
Providers should also review their admission handbooks, admission materials, notices of Medicare and Medicaid, posters, and anywhere else that the KEPRO contact information might be posted, and update with the Livanta contact information.
Providers (SNF/NF and Medicare Certified HHAs) should have already executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Livanta. If you did not receive the MOA, you can download it here
and if you need assistance completing the MOA, contact the MOA team via email
or call at 240-712-4300 ext. 2125. This change does not affect licensed-only comprehensive home care providers.
Remember, all these changes go into effect immediately.
Questions may be sent to Sara Gordon (email@example.com
or 651-201-5550), the state’s TB controller and program manager.
Doug Beardsley | Vice President of Member Services | firstname.lastname@example.org | 952-851-2489