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CEDI Outage for April 2019 Quarterly Release Implementation

National Government Services, Inc. Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) will bring down the CEDI Gateway at 3:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 29, 2019 until no later than 11:59 p.m. ET to implement updates for the April 2019 Quarterly Release.  During this time, CEDI customers will not be able to connect and exchange transactions with CEDI.  This will allow CEDI to process all inbound files received through 3:00 p.m. on March 29, 2019.  Once the April 2019 effective updates have been installed and verified, the CEDI Gateway will be brought back up for CEDI customers to resume exchanging transactions with CEDI.

April 2019 CEDI Quarterly Release Updates

CMS Edit Spreadsheets

There are no updates to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) X12 837 5010A1 edit spreadsheet for the April 2019 Quarterly Release. The version of the edit spreadsheet from the April 2018 Quarterly release will remain on the CEDI Web site for your reference. The CMS edit spreadsheets can be accessed on the CEDI Web site at the following link: https://www.ngscedi.com/frontend.

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New Medicare Card Project

New Medicare cards are currently being issued with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identification (MBI) numbers. 

Effective with the October 2018 Quarterly Release, Medicare began the “Sharing Period”.  Claims submitted with a beneficiary's HICN will have the beneficiary’s MBI returned on the X12 835 ERA in the 2100 Loop (NM1 segment for Corrected Patient/Insured Name, element NM109 Corrected Insured ID). 

For information regarding the New Medicare Card Project, please visit our website https://www.ngscedi.com or CMS website https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/index.htmlExternal link.

Please contact the CEDI Help Desk regarding any questions at ngs.cedihelpdesk@anthem.com or at 866-311-9184.

Post Date: 3/19/19