Published on June 19, 2013
Update: The clearinghouse has been notified that the system release originally scheduled to occur on 06/01/2013 has been rescheduled for the following time frame:
• 6:00 AM CT to 3:00 PM CT on Saturday, 06/22/2013
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.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact Client Services at 1-888-348-8457, option 2.