Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters
CMS announces that a new version of the HETS 270/271 Trading Partner Agreement (TPA) is now available on the HETSHelp website. CMS requires that all active HETS 270/271 submitters complete the HETS 270/271 TPA on an annual basis. CMS requests that all existing HETS 270/271 submitters begin the annual recertification process by completing an updated TPA immediately. Failure to complete this requirement will result in the suspension of HETS 270/271 trading privileges.
All existing HETS submitters must complete, print, sign, scan and return the entire TPA to CMS electronically via email to the mailbox. All pages must be included, even if there is no specific data entered on that page. CMS requests that submitters complete the agreement electronically before printing, signing and scanning a copy; CMS requests that applicants do not write in their responses by hand. CMS also requests that submitters scan the entire document as a single document (instead of separate files for each page. CMS requests that all submitters email the completed application via email to using the email subject line “HETS 270/271 TPA Request.” CMS requires that submitters encrypt the file before sending it to the MCARE Help Desk. The completed, signed and scanned file must be submitted to the above listed e-mail address as soon as possible to recertify your organization’s use of the HETS 270/271 system.
CMS requests that all existing submitters recertify their access using the new TPA as soon as possible. Failure to send the completed agreement to the MCARE Help Desk by September 1st, 2014 will result in the revocation of your HETS 270/271 submitter ID until such time the TPA is received and authenticated.
Please reply within two weeks of receipt of this e-mail, confirming receipt/understanding of the requirement to submit a new TPA.
Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.