Do you know if the CERT Contractor differs from the Medicare Administrative Contractor?

Let us help you clarify. CMS employs Palmetto GBA to process claims for Jurisdiction J and Jurisdiction M. Our services include processing claims for Medicare Part A, Part B and sixteen states that provide Home Health and Hospice (HHH) services. The CERT contractor is a totally separate contractor who contracts with CMS. So the answer to the question is no, they are two separate contractors who are employed by CMS.