For the upcoming October 2016 Release, the CWF Hosts will not process claims beginning Friday, September 30, 2016 through Sunday, October 2, 2016. During this period, which is commonly referred to as \”dark days,\” the CWF Hosts will install the October 2016 Release, complete weekly/monthly/quarterly processing activities, and perform scheduled data center maintenance. This means Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will not have access to the Health Insurance Master Record (HIMR) and Beneficiary Data Streamlining (BDS) transactions. Eligibility information in HIQA and HIQH will also not be available to providers.
You should continue to submit your NOE/NOTR as the FISS system will be up, and will capture your submission date. They will not process until Monday October 3rd.
Eligibilities will NOT be updated since claims will not be processing. Therefore, plan to run an additional HIQA on Monday and again on Tuesday to make sure that you have captured all prior hospice information, and to verify if you needed a F2F for admission. If so, please complete no later than Tuesday.