Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:
CMS is planning a HETS 270/271 system release in the 2nd Quarter of 2011 that will enhance the 271 responses Trading Partners receive from the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) 270/271. No content changes to the 270 request will be required for this release. Please review the online release documentation and prepare as necessary. The release documentation can be found in the Downloads section below.
An updated HETS 270/271 Companion Guide that includes 2011 Q2 changes will be distributed as soon as possible.
The release is tentatively scheduled to be installed in April, 2011. The HETS 270/271 application will be unavailable during the system release. CMS will distribute more specific release information (including estimated outage times) by March, 2011.
Please contact the MCARE Help Desk if you have any questions or comments.
Medicare Customer Assistance Re: Eligibility (MCARE) Help Desk