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Date
10/08/2010
Subject
Medicare HETS 270/271 Eligibility - System Outage Notification & Information Bulletin - Upcoming System Release - October 8, 2010
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HETS 270/271
Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:

CMS announces that the HETS 270/271 Q3 release will be installed on Saturday, October 23, 2010. No content changes to the 270 request will be required for this release. Effective with this release, HETS 270/271 will have the capability to validate NPI numbers and Submitter/NPI relationships in real-time. HETS 270/271 Submitters should use HPG 3.0 to create approved Submitter/NPI relationships via HPG 3.0 no later than the October 23, 2010 installation date. Please note, however, that CMS will not immediately enable real-time NPI validation upon installation of this release. Future CMS communications will provide additional information regarding when the real-time NPI validation edit will be activated. Please review the online Q3 release documentation in the Downloads section below and prepare as necessary.

The release is scheduled to be installed on Saturday, October 23, 2010 beginning at 7:00 AM ET. The HETS 270/271 application will be unavailable during the system release. CMS estimates that the maintenance will be complete by 9:00 PM ET on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

Please contact the MCARE Help Desk if you have any questions or comments.

Medicare Customer Assistance Re: Eligibility (MCARE) Help Desk
1-866-324-7315