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Claim Processing Issues LogClaims Processing Issues Log

Listed below are current system-related claims processing issues. Issues are shown by date reported with the most recently reported issue listed first. This log is updated frequently, as soon as information becomes available. CGS encourages you to review this log often and prior to contacting the Provider Contact Center. A list of resolved issues is also available at the end of this list. If you still have questions, please contact the Provider Contact Center or use one of our self-service tools.

Date Reported Description of Issue


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified an issue with obtaining current MSP information via the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS). This affects MSP information available in myCGS, and the interactive voice response (IVR) system.


CGS has identified two issues that affect some hospice claims with the type of bill (TOB) 8XC.

1. The Common Working File (CWF) has provided a work around when a provider is trying to transfer on 61st/91st day.
2. CWF is researching 8XC TOB when the previous provider's claim was billed with a Patient Status 50.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) is aware of an issue causing the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) on the incoming claim to link to an inactive Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN). This is impacting a limited number of claims.


If you have submitted an Appeal to CGS, the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system is not acknowledging that it was received.


CGS has identified an ongoing issue with the two separate payment rates for hospice routine home care (RHC) services (high/low).


Updated Description: The U5181 edit issue is for monthly billing in which a hospice's provider liability (OSC 77) ends for a late Notice of Election (NOE). The hospice is accepting liability for the late NOE and is not requesting an exception. Edit U5181 edit is firing assuming it is for a late recertification, which it is not.


In some situations where providers are submitting claims under the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), the claim processes under the beneficiary's Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN). This seems to occur when the Common Working File (CWF) shows that a new HICN is assigned to the beneficiary. New and subsequent claims are processing under the new HICN; when the prior claim information is under the old HICN and is not cross referencing to the new HICN. This is causing claims to go to the return to provider (RTP) file with reason code 38107 (matching home health RAP cannot be found) and 37402 (hospice sequential billing).


This issue is a result of the recent hospice redesign as explained in SE18007 and is causing hospice claims with older dates of service that are being adjusted to go to the Return to Provider (RTP) file (T B9997) with reason codes U5150 and U5151 indicating issues with the hospice master record.


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