Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:
CMS announces an upcoming release of the Medicare HETS 270/271 eligibility system. CMS will deploy updated HETS code during this installation. The installation will begin at 9:00 PM ET on Monday, December 28, 2020 and should be complete within 30 minutes. 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 changes) during the install. CMS estimates that the installation will be completed by 9:30 PM ET on Monday, December 28, 2020.
Please also note that the HETS 270/271 Companion Guide has been updated to reflect the upcoming code changes mentioned below. The updated documents are:
HETS 270/271 Companion Guide: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/r2020q400-hets-270271-companion-guide-v10-20.pdf (PDF) (v10-20)
HETS 270 Request Example: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/r2020q400-hets-270-request-example.pdf (PDF)
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