CMS announces the scheduled installation of the HETS R2023Q400 release. Please note that this installation will not cause an outage to the Medicare HETS 270/271 eligibility system, but submitters may note minor performance or connectivity issues during the installation. The HETS R2023Q400 release is scheduled to be installed beginning at 9:00 AM ET on Saturday, December 9, 2023. The HETS 270/271 system will remain available during the installation. CMS estimates that the installation will be completed and verified by 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 9, 2023. MCARE will notify all HETS submitters when the installation is complete.
The HETS R2023Q400 system release will introduce optional changes to the HETS 270 request and 271 response. HETS 270/271 Submitters should carefully review the linked documentation to prepare for this release.
Please contact the MCARE Help Desk if you have any questions or comments.