CMS Issues NGHP User Guide Version 4.5; Reaffirms that Orders Contradicting the MSP will not receive Deference

CMS has updated their User Guide for Non Group Health Plans. The update is dated February 2, 2015. The only update to the guide is the following: The updates listed below have been made to the Policy Guidance Chapter Version 4.5 of the NGHP User Guide. As indicated on prior Section 111 NGHP Town Hall … Read moreCMS Issues NGHP User Guide Version 4.5; Reaffirms that Orders Contradicting the MSP will not receive Deference

CMS Releases Technical Alert for Implementation of 5 Digit SSN Changes

CMS has released a technical alert dated November 25, 2014, related to the implementation of changes to allow beneficiaries to be queried and reported using the last five digits of the SSN. CMS announced the change on September 10, 2014, and this technical alert has been pending since the announcement. CMS presents the “Background” to this … Read moreCMS Releases Technical Alert for Implementation of 5 Digit SSN Changes

CMS Announces Town Hall Conference for NGHP Section 111

CMS has announced a Town Hall teleconference event for Non-Group Health Plans scheduled for December 10, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern time. This call will discuss both policy and technical details for Section 111 reporting, including the following topics: Reporting Partial Social Security Numbers Response File Naming Convention Change Multi Factor Authentication … Read moreCMS Announces Town Hall Conference for NGHP Section 111

CMS Releases Alert to Add Recovery Agent Fields to TIN File Layout

CMS has released a technical alert dated November 10, 2014 related to changes in the TIN file layout and associated TIN response record that will allow an RRE to include a third party administrator (TPA) as a “recovery agent” in the reporting process. CMS had previously allowed a workaround to allow for TPA addresses in … Read moreCMS Releases Alert to Add Recovery Agent Fields to TIN File Layout