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Medicare HETS 270/271 Eligibility - Information Bulletin - Upcoming System Release – March 24, 2012
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HETS 270/271

Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:

CMS announces that the HETS 270/271 2012 Q1 release will be installed on Saturday, March 24, 2012.  This release will enhance the ASCX12 Version 5010A1 271 responses Trading Partners receive from HETS.  No content changes to the 270 request are required for this release.

Please review the online 2012 13 release documentation and prepare as necessary.  The release documentation can be found online at:

Release Summary:  /HETSHelp/downloads/R2012Q100HETS270271ReleaseSummary.pdf

Updated Companion Guide (Version 4-2): /HETSHelp/downloads/HETS270271CompanionGuide5010.pdf (Be sure to refresh your internet browser to view the updated Companion Guide)

The release is scheduled to be installed on Saturday, March 24, 2012 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 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

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

Medicare Customer Assistance Re: Eligibility (MCARE) Help Desk