Medicare HETS 270/271 - Information Bulletin - Upcoming R2021Q100 System Release - April 3, 2021

Date
2021-03-23
Subject
Medicare HETS 270/271 - Information Bulletin - Upcoming R2021Q100 System Release - April 3, 2021
User Community
HETS 270/271

Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters: 

CMS announces the scheduled installation of the HETS R2021Q100 release. Please note that this installation should not cause an outage to the Medicare HETS 270/271 eligibility system, but submitters may notice reduced performance (limited errors and/or response time) during the installation. The HETS R2021Q100 Release is scheduled to be installed beginning at 9:00 AM ET on Saturday, April 3, 2021 and should be complete in a matter of minutes.  The HETS 270/271 system will remain available during the installation. CMS estimates that the installation will be complete and verified by 11:00 AM ET on Saturday, April 3, 2021. MCARE will notify all HETS submitters when the installation is complete. 

The HETS R2021Q100 system release will introduce potential changes to both the HETS 270 request and the HETS 271 response.  Components of the release (specifically, COVID-19 Immunization prior usage history) will not be fully functional upon Production deployment. HETS 270/271 Submitters should carefully review the linked documentation for more information.   

HETS R2021Q100 Release Summary: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/r2021q100-hets-270271-release-summary.pdf (PDF) (version 1.4)

HETS R2021Q100 Companion Guide: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/r2021q100-hets-270271-companion-guide-v10-22.pdf (PDF) (version 10-22) 

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