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January 10, 2020

Financial Accounting System Changes Advance Notification – Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS)

CGS will soon be transitioning our financial accounting system from the DME Shared System (VMS) to the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS). Suppliers will receive letters before the change which will include specific dates that this is occurring. These letters were mailed to JC DMEPOS suppliers on December 27th, 2019.

The change to HIGLAS will enable the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to track Medicare payments and accurately pay claims for over 40 million Medicare beneficiaries. Note that this change is only affecting the financial accounting system, not claims processing.

The transition will take place on February 18th, 2020 for Jurisdiction C. It will include a temporary reduction of the payment floor, which will result in payments being issued early (checks and Electronic Funds Transfers). This may give the appearance that cash revenues have increased when in fact some claims payments may simply have been made earlier than normal. Suppliers are encouraged to monitor payments and make adjustments as necessary once transition begins.

Please refer to the letter received in the mail for further information. CGS is committed to keeping suppliers informed on the HIGLAS transition. Updated information regarding HIGLAS will continue to be provided on our website.

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