Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:
The HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) will continue to accept version 4010A1 270 requests from registered trading partners through the end of the enforcement discretion period on Saturday, June 30, 2012.
Effective at 12:00 AM ET on Sunday, July 1, 2012 HETS will no longer accept version 4010A1 270 requests from registered trading partners. Effective Sunday, July 1, 2012 HETS will only accept version 5010A1 270 requests from registered trading partners. Any trading partner who attempts to submit a version 4010A1 270 request to HETS will receive a version 5010A1 TA1 error.
The MCARE Help Desk that supports HETS will have special hours on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 AM ET to support registered trading partners who are experiencing difficulties. MCARE can be reached at 866-324-7315 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Medicare providers or suppliers who use HETS but are unsure of their 5010A1 migration status should contact your software vendor, billing service or clearinghouse, when applicable, to ensure you are ready.