NGHP User Guide 4.7 Released on July 13, 2015

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Frank Fairchok
MedicareConnect℠ Senior Manager

CMS has released an updated User Guide with version number 4.7 on July 13, 2015. This update appears to incorporate alerts previously released only. CMS provides the summary of updates, along with the User Guide chapters impacted, as follows:

  • Change Request 32: Accept and process Recovery Agent information on Section 111 NGHP TIN Reference File (all chapters, predominantly Chapters III, IV, and V).
  • Change Request 15830: The URL for Section 111 was changed (all chapters).
  • Change Request 15931: To prevent false positives in partial SSN searches, the number of additional criteria needed to return a match is increased from three of four to all four (Chapter IV).
  • Change Request 15969: The response file naming convention was changed for NGHP files (Chapter IV).

Helios can provide a consolidated PDF file of all the updated chapters upon request. Please contact us at if you would like to receive this consolidated, searchable file.

For more information, please contact Frank Fairchok, Senior Manager of MedicareConnect℠, at

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