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Medicare HETS 270/271 Eligibility - Information Bulletin - Upcoming System Release - August 25, 2014
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HETS 270/271

Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:

CMS is planning an upcoming HETS 270/271 R2014Q300 system release in Fall 2014.  

CMS has published a HETS 270/271 R2014Q300 Release Summary (version 1-0) and a new HETS 270/271 Companion Guide (version 9-2) in anticipation of the 2014Q300 release (currently scheduled for late September/early October 2014).   Submitters may need to modify their systems to comply with changes to the allowable Date of Service range in the HETS 270 request.  HETS submitters should use the R2014Q300 Release Summary and updated Companion Guide to prepare for this important upcoming release.    

Release Summary: http://cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/HETSHelp/Downloads/R2014Q300HETS270271ReleaseSummary.pdf (version 1-0)

Updated HETS 270/271 2014Q300 Release Companion Guide: http://cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/HETSHelp/Downloads/HETS270271CompanionGuideUpcoming.pdf (be sure to refresh your page to view version 9-2)

CMS has also provided a copy of the updated 270 request and 271 response examples via the HETSHelp website (upcoming examples are available in the Documentation Library)     

The release is tentatively scheduled to be installed in late September/early October 2014.  The HETS 270/271 application will be unavailable during the system release.  CMS will distribute more specific release information (including estimated outage times) in September 2014.

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