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Medicare HETS 270/271 Eligibility - Information Bulletin - Upcoming R2017Q400 Release Update - November 9, 2017
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HETS 270/271

Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:

CMS has modified the upcoming HETS 270/271 R2017Q400 system release.  Updated versions of the HETS 270/271 R2017Q400 Release Summary and Companion Guide have been posted online.  HETS Submitters should review the documents provided below to prepare for this important upcoming release. 

Release Summary: /Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/HETSHelp/Downloads/R2017Q400HETS270271ReleaseSummary.pdf (PDF) (version 1.06. Section 3.3 was updated; Section 3.8 was added)

Companion Guide: /Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/HETSHelp/Downloads/HETS270271CompanionGuideUpcoming.pdf (PDF) (version 10-5)

Links to these documents are also available in the HETS Documentation Library:  /Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/HETSHelp/HETS-Documentation-Library

The HETS R2017Q400 Release will introduce several changes to the HETS 271 response. CMS urges all HETS submitters to use the amended R2017Q400 Release Summary and HETS 270/271 Companion Guide to prepare for this important upcoming release.  CMS intends to move forward with this release as soon as possible.

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