Upcoming CWF Dark Days

Upcoming CWF Dark Days

Please note beginning October 3rd through October 5th the Common Working File (CWF) will experience three dark days as it undergoes system maintenance. WPS Medicare would like to alert the provider community that during this time, our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system and the CMS Secure Net Access Portal (C-SNAP) may have limited functionality. The IVR and C-SNAP will resume normal functionality on Monday, October 6th.

 

Therapy Functional Reporting (THFR) Reason Code U5452

Therapy Functional Reporting (THFR) Reason Code U5452

Per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), this reason code is deactivated. It is effective for both original claims as well as reprocessed/adjusted claims. You should re-submit all Therapy Functional Reporting (THFR) claims that may have been rejected due to a missing discharge code. To avoid having your resubmitted claims denied for timely filing, please enter U5452 in the second line of the "remarks" field so we can identify and process accordingly. Failing to make this entry may result in your claim denying for timely filing. CMS will continue to monitor the THFR reporting and will issue further instructions regarding THFR as necessary.
The type of bills affected are: 12X, 13X, 22X, 23X, 34X, 74X, 75X OR 85X.

 

Hospital Wage Index

Hospital Wage Index

WPS Medicare will be conducting the FY2016 Hospital Wage Index Reviews in the near future. This review is for hospitals that have a cost reporting period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. All revision requests must be received by WPS Medicare by October 6, 2014. Visit our Hospital Wage Index page to see the timeline with details of due dates and our new Wage Index Revisions Template.

 

CMS Secure Net Access Portal (C-SNAP) Inactivity Time

CMS Secure Net Access Portal (C-SNAP) Inactivity Time

Thank you for your feedback! Many of you submitted comments on our survey concerning the C-SNAP inactivity time-out. Effective Tuesday, September 16, 2014, C-SNAP inactivity time-out is increased to 30 minutes before you are automatically logged out of C-SNAP. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

 

CWF Dark Days THFR Reason Code U5452 Wage Index C-SNAP Timeout

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