Must register with CMS to comply with MMSEA

To comply with the reporting requirements of MMSEA Section 111, an affected health care provider must first register with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Coordination of Benefits Contractor (COBC).

The following information is summarized from the CMS web site at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MandatoryInsRep/01_Overview.asp#TopOfPage.

During registration, the responsible reporting entity (RRE) must identify an authorized representative. This will be an employee of the RRE who has legal authority to act on behalf of the RRE. The authorized representative registers the RRE on the COBC secure web site (COBCSW) at www.section111.cms.hhs.gov.

The authorized representative does not have to be responsible for all future reporting. He or she may identify an agent who will be responsible for reporting after registration. CMS will provide a unique RRE identification number and a secure folder on the COBCSW for the RRE. The RRE will upload the required reports into this folder.