MACtoberfest 2019


Palmetto GBA is hosting its annual two-day Medicare Part A and B MACtoberfest® for Jurisdiction J (JJ) and Jurisdiction M (JM) providers on October 8 - 9, 2019 in Asheville, North Carolina.

This conference is intended to keep providers apprised of Medicare guidelines, to include but not limited to: Top Appeals Errors, Targeted Probe & Education, Voluntary Refunds, Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), Navigating the Provider Enrollment Process and Billing and Coverage Guidelines for Ambulance, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providers to name a few. The recommended participants are administrators, billers, nurses and other healthcare professionals that submit claims to Medicare.

Important: The Medicare Home Health and Hospice benefit regulations will not be addressed at this conference.

Now Offering One-on-One Sessions

Would you like to discuss a specific question or issue with us? We are now offering one-on-one sessions during Mactoberfest 2019. Be sure to select a day and time during the conference registration process.

Day One - October 8, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Check-In

8:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.


Tammy Tucci, Manager, Provider Outreach and Education, Palmetto GBA

9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.


Yoshiko Dimes White, Senior Provider Relations Representative, Provider Outreach and Education, Palmetto GBA

Do you need a way to identify a patient’s Medicare Beneficiary Indicator (MBI)? Have you ever had difficulty submitting an Appeal timely? Do you find it challenging to locate the various letters Palmetto GBA sends you? This session will highlight the resources available via the eServices online portal to help you with these tasks and much more.

Download Handout

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Day Two - October 9, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Panel Q & A Session

This will be an open Q&A session with ALL speakers from the panel members which will be comprised of the speakers from each of the breakout sessions. Participants will be afforded the opportunity to ask questions. Audience: All | Level: General

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.