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MMSEA UPDATE: MMSEA Implementation Date CHANGED to 2011

According to CMS, the following changes have been made regarding the implementation of the MMSEA Mandatory Reporting Requirements: 1. Live Section 111 reporting has been extended from April 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011.

2. Testing of the HEW software and all other reporting processes will continue to take place throughout 2010.

3. Clarification regarding Section 111 penalties and additional information will be posted on the CMS website on February 22, 2010. Also, during the week of February 22, a new User Guide will be published.

CMS WEBSITE UPDATE: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mandatoryinsrep/04_whats_new.asp

What’s New This section will provide an at-a-glance listing of new information, updates and changes to the MMSEA111 web page. February 16, 2010 CMS advises all NGHP RREs that the date for first production NGHP Input Files is changed from April 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011, effective immediately.

  • NGHP File data exchange testing will continue. All NGHP RREs should now be registered with the COBC, and either in or preparing for file testing status. NGHP file data exchange testing may continue during 2010, as needed.
  • All NGHP file data exchange testing will be completed by December 31, 2010. NGHP RREs that have completed file data exchange testing at any time are encouraged to proceed to production file data exchange status.

During the week of February 22, on this Website CMS will post the next version of the “Section 111 NGHP User Guide” and a number of Alerts relating to particular NGHP policy issues. Also during the week of February 22, on this Website CMS will post an alert for NGHP RREs describing the steps those RREs can take to assure their ongoing compliance with the Section 111 reporting requirements. For more information, go to www.cms.hhs.gov, or call Synergy to learn about how the new reporting measures will affect you.

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