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September 13, 2018

Fiscal Intermediary Standard System (FISS) Direct Data Entry (DDE) Screen Changes

The October 2018 quarterly system release, which will be implemented on October 1, 2018, includes changes to some FISS DDE screens.  As a result, the Part A DDE User Manual/Reference Guide and the home health and hospice FISS DDE Guide have been updated. 

In preparation for the New Medicare CardExternal Website initiative to replace the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) with a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), the October 2018 system release included changes to all DDE inquiry, claim entry, claim correction, and claim adjustment screens.  All HIC fields will be changed to MID for Medicare ID.  The only exception is the Eligibility Detail Inquiry screen MAP 1751 (Option 10, Beneficiary/CWF).  The CURR XREF HIC, PREV XREF HIC and TRANSFER HIC will not change.

The following summarizes additional screen changes being implemented with the October 2018 system release.

Chapter Three: Inquiry Menu  

  • Map 175K (Option 10 Beneficiary/CWF) – The new field PRF will display the technical and professional sessions dates and remaining sessions for Smoking Cessation Counseling.
  • The Additional Documentation Request (ADR) screen, FISS Page 07, which displays when a claim is in status/location S B6001 will display the Medicare Administrator Contractor (MAC) Jurisdiction in the MAC JURIS field and the providers National Provider Identifier in the NPI field.

Chapter Four: Claims and Attachments Menu

  • MAP 1716 (page 06) of the Claim Entry screen will display the new field HOSPICE PRIOR DYS to store Hospice prior period days provided by the Common Working File (CWF).  Refer to MM10573External PDF for additional information.
  • MAP 1171 (Option 19 Zip Code File) – The field BENE LOC will be removed.

As mentioned, these changes will be effective on October 1, 2018. For details about FISS DDE, refer to Part A DDE User Manual/Reference Guide Web page at or the home health and hospice FISS DDE Guide Web page.

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