Medicare HETS 270/271 - COVID-19 Immunization Data - April 16, 2021

Date
2021-04-16
Subject
Medicare HETS 270/271 - COVID-19 Immunization Data - April 16, 2021
User Community
HETS 270/271

Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters: 

HETS began supporting Service Type Code (STC) '80' for COVID-19 immunization eligibility on Saturday, April 3, 2021.  Effective that date, HETS began to return Part B eligibility and financial responsibility for COVID-19 immunization when STC ‘80’ is submitted on a valid 270 request for a Medicare Beneficiary that has active Part B Entitlement and does not have a Date of Death on file at the time of the request.

CMS announces that effective today, Friday, April 16, 2021, HETS now also returns the most recent COVID-19 vaccine and/or vaccination administration information that CMS has on file.  Please refer to Section 7.24 of the newly updated HETS 270/271 Companion Guide (version 10-23) for additional details. 

HETS R2021Q100 Companion Guide: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/r2021q100-hets-270271-companion-guide-v10-23.pdf (PDF) (version 10-23) 

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