Modification of Query Matching Criteria for Partial SSNs

CMS has released an alert to notify all users that they have modified the matching criteria for queries where the full Social Security Number could not be obtained and a five-digit SSN was provided. This change, which is effective immediately, fixes an issue where false beneficiary matches were made when the partial SSN and only three … Read moreModification of Query Matching Criteria for Partial SSNs

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 Issues Alert Regarding Change in Reporting SSNs/HICNs Pursuant to the SMART Act

Just yesterday, September 10, 2014, CMS issued an alert which modifies the requirements relating to the reporting of HICNs and SSNs by NGHP RREs. The alert can be found here. Pursuant to the SMART Act, CMS was required to do the following: “not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this bill, … Read moreCMS Issues Alert Regarding Change in Reporting SSNs/HICNs Pursuant to the SMART Act

CMS to Extend Deadline for Reporting SSNs?

Pursuant to section 204 of the SMART Act, within 18 months of the enactment of the SMART Act (which is July 10, 2014), CMS was required to modify MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Requirements so that an RRE was no longer required to report social security numbers (SSNs) or health insurance  claim numbers (HICNs).  However, within … Read moreCMS to Extend Deadline for Reporting SSNs?

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