Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:
CMS announces the scheduled installation of the HETS R2022Q100 release. Please note that this installation will cause an outage to the Medicare HETS 270/271 eligibility system. The HETS R2022Q100 Release is scheduled to be installed beginning at 8:00 AM ET on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The HETS 270/271 system will be unavailable during the installation. Attempts to open a connection to the HETS 270/271 system will result in errors. CMS estimates that the installation will be complete and verified by 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 12, 2022. MCARE will notify all HETS submitters when the installation is complete and verified.
The HETS R2022Q100 system release will introduce potential changes to both the HETS 270 request and the HETS 271 response. HETS 270/271 Submitters should carefully review the linked documentation for more information.
HETS R2022Q100 Release Summary: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/r2022q100-hets-270271-release-summary.pdf (PDF) (version 1.1)
HETS R2022Q100 Companion Guide: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/r2022q100-hets-270271-companion-guide-v10-25.pdf (PDF) (version 10-25)
Please contact the MCARE Help Desk if you have any questions or comments.