Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:
CMS announces an upcoming outage to the Medicare HETS 270/271 eligibility system. CMS will deploy updated HETS code during this outage. The outage will begin at 7:30 AM ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The HETS 270/271 system will be unavailable during this period. Attempts to open a connection to the HETS 270/271 application will result in errors. CMS estimates that the maintenance window will be completed by 12:00 PM (Noon) ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
Following this outage, HETS will return updated 2018 deductible, copayment and coinsurance liabilities in the 271 benefit response. CMS also reminds HETS Submitters that HCPCS code G0202 will no longer be valid or accepted by HETS effective January 1, 2018.
Please note that the outage detailed above is in addition to the previously announced HETS release installation on Friday, December 1, 2017. Please see below for additional details.
Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.