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COBA`s business partners are issuers of a Medicare supplemental insurance policy or a public authority responsible for the management of Title XIX of the Social Security Act. They may also be a federal authority or contractor that manages and provides health care to its eligible beneficiaries, or an organization that works under a contract with a self-employed employer plan or an insurer to adjudicate rights and perform other insurance functions, including those necessary for the coordination of delivery activities. A COBA business partner does not include companies that only capture, transfer and/or translate files, for example. B clearing houses in the health sector, network service providers, data transmission services and settlement services. The Coordination of Benefits Agreement (CoBA) program has established a model contract between the CMS and other health insurance organizations defining the criteria for the transmission of Claim Data and Medicare Claim Data for performance coordination. In 2006, CMS fully transferred crossover claims functions from certain Medicare-Fee-for-Service contractors to a national crossover claims contractor, the Benefits Coordinations & Recovery Center (BCRC). This consolidation has enabled the implementation of unique identifiers (COBA IDENTIFIER) that can be assigned to each contractual and paid activity, and has created a national repository for COBA information. provide information about COBA`s business partners and become a COBA business partner. . HHS is committed to making its websites and materials available to the widest possible audience, including persons with disabilities. We are in the process of making some documents available retroactively.

If you need help accessing an accessible version of this document, please contact Section 508 Support. If you are interested in becoming a COBA Business Partner, please contact BCRC`s e-Data Exchange (EDI) Division to discuss COBA service options that will be tailored to your organization. The telephone number of the EDI division of the BCRC is 1-646-458-6740. Published by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). . . .

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