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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:24

ICD-10 Delayed til Oct, 2015

ICD-10 Compliance Date moved to Oct, 2015

On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.

CMS planned to conduct ICD-10 testing during the week of July 21 through 25, 2014, to give a sample group of providers the opportunity to participate in end-to-end testing with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor. The July testing has been canceled due to the ICD-10 implementation delay. Additional opportunities for end-to-end testing will be available in 2015.

July ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Canceled: Additional Testing Planned for 2015

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 13:03

FISS/DDE changes for Noridian States

 

 

If you are using ClaimShuttle to access the CMS FISS-DDE and/or PPTN System for the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, please read the notices below from Noridian’s Helpdesk:

 

For Part A – FISS/DDE users:



DDE Default Password for HPES due to the VDC (Virtual Data Center) Transition

AK, ID, OR and WA JF A/B MAC Providers

As directed in CMS CR 8449, Noridian is in the process of transitioning the JF Part A Northwest (AK, ID, OR, and WA) Production regions from the CDS Data Center to the HP Data Center.  You will continue to use your current RACF User ID used today when accessing DDE after transition.

New HP TPX Menu Options

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington workload will continue to be processed at the CDS EDC until the transition is completed.  DDE users will begin using the new HP menu options (listed below) for production work on Monday, February 24, 2014.

_ FISP21-1    PF            MAC JF AK/ID/OR/WA FISS PROD
_ FISP21-2    PF            MAC JF AK/ID/OR/WA FISS PROD

Sign On Instructions:

Starting February 24, 2014 select HP TPX instead of selecting CDS on the main CMS menu.

You will continue to use your current RACF User ID, but the default password of start123 will be used.  The default password is in all lower case letter.

Please reference this link for detailed instructions: https://www.noridianmedicare.com/parta/claims/docs/hpes_edc_dde_sign_on_instructions.pdf.

If you have questions contact User Security at 877-908-8431


 

 

For Part B – PPTN users:



As directed in CMS CR 8449, Noridian is in the process of transitioning the JF Part B Northwest (AK, OR, WA, Drug CAP) and Idaho (ID) Production regions from the CDS Data Center to the HP Data Center.  You will continue to use your current RACF User ID when accessing PPTN.

New HP TPX Menu Options

 _ MCSP21-1    PF            MAC JF AK/OR/WA MCS PROD
 _ MCSP21-2    PF            MAC JF AK/OR/WA MCS PROD
 _ MCSP22-1    PF            MAC JF ID MCS PROD
 _ MCSP22-2    PF            MAC JF ID MCS PROD

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington workload will continue to be processed at the CDS EDC until the transition is completed.  PPTN users will begin using the new HP menu options (listed above) for production work on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Sign On Instructions:

Starting February 24, 2014 select HP TPX instead of selecting CDS on the main CMS menu.

You will continue to use your current RACF User ID, but the default password of start123 will be used.  The default password is in all lower case letter.

Please reference this link for detailed instructions: https://www.noridianmedicare.com/partb/claims/pptn/pptn_edc_signon.pdf.

If you have questions contact User Security at 877-908-8431


 

This means, on our ClaimShuttle 3270 Emulator, select option 5 for the HP Data Center on the main CMS Menu screen.

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