Update: CMS Medicare Eligibility System Release Information
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Update: The clearinghouse has been notified that the system release scheduled to occur on 06/01/2013 has been delayed. We will send an update when the payer provides an updated time frame.

Notice previously sent on 05/24/2013:
The clearinghouse has been provided with additional information concerning the eligibility system release for CMS Medicare, which is now scheduled for 6:00 AM CT to 3:00 PM CT on Saturday, 06/01/2013.

Additional Information:
CMS Medicare advises that, while no content changes to the 270 request are absolutely required for this release, this is a significant release that includes a code change. The HETS 270/271 will now require submission of a HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) code instead of Service Type codes in the 270 request to receive Preventive service data in the 271 response. Submitters are strongly encouraged to review the release documentation and prepare for this change.

Notice previously sent on 05/09/2013:
CMS Medicare is planning an eligibility system release in June 2013. Part of this release requires changes related to HCPCS codes. The clearinghouse is currently preparing for the 270 eligibility request changes related to HCPCS codes.
The clearinghouse will send an updated notification with more specific release information, including estimated outage times, as information becomes available.

Action Required: Please review the release documentation and prepare as necessary for these changes.

If you have any questions, please contact Client Services at 1-888-348-8457, option 2.