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Medicare HETS 270/271 Eligibility - Information Bulletin - Upcoming System Release - July 17, 2018
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HETS 270/271

Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:

CMS previously announced the upcoming HETS 270/271 R2018Q300 system release.  Updated versions of the HETS Companion Guide (version 10-10) and HDT User Guide (version 1-9) are now available to reflect upcoming changes effective with the R2018Q300 release.  HETS Submitters should review the documents linked below to prepare for this upcoming release. These documents are also available via the HETSHelp Documentation Library.

CMS wants to again emphasize that while HETS 270/271 will now supporter a larger historical Date of Service span, HETS Submitters should carefully consider which, if any, circumstances should they submit 270 requests which contain the maximum allowable date span.  CMS discourages HETS Submitters from defaulting to the maximum allowable date span on all eligibility requests.  CMS urges all HETS submitters to use these documents to prepare for this upcoming release. 

HETS R2018Q300 Companion Guide: /Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/HETSHelp/Downloads/R2018Q300HETS270271CompanionGuide.pdf (PDF) (version 10-10)

HETS R2018Q300 Release Summary: /Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/HETSHelp/Downloads/R2018Q300HETS270271ReleaseSummary.pdf (PDF) (version 1-0)

HETS R2018Q300 HDT User Guide: /Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/HETSHelp/Downloads/R2018Q300HETS270271HDTUserGuide.pdf (PDF) (version 1-9)

The R2018Q300 release is currently scheduled for September, 2018.  Submitters will be notified when additional information is available regarding the scheduling of this release.

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