CMS Issues Technical Alert Regarding Partial SSNs

Yesterday, CMS issued a technical alert regarding the partial use of SSNs. As mentioned in our prior blog, CMS had recently become aware that the submission of partial SSNs was erroneously causing the return of false positives in matches with regard to Medicare...

CMS Query Issue

In November 2014, pursuant to the SMART Act, CMS implemented a process where RREs could use a partial SSN (last 5 digits) where the RRE was unable to obtain the full SSN when reporting ORM and TPOCs. A recent issue has been identified where RREs have been using only a...

CMS Improves Information to Better Manage Recoveries

CMS issued a new Technical Alert on November 10, 2014. Click here to read it in its entirety. No action is required by Franco Signor clients. CMS, effective July 1, 2015, will provide RREs with the ability to identify a “Recovery Agent” for conditional payments. To do...