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The CMS Again Delays Section 111 MIR Implementation Deadline

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has once again delayed the final implementation deadline for Section 111 Mandatory Insurer Reporting (MIR) compliance. On February 16, 2010, the CMS advised all Non-Group Health Plan Responsible Reporting Entities (NGHP RREs) that the date for first production NGHP Input Files has been changed from April 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011.

The notice went on to state that testing of NGHP file data exchange will continue and all testing will be completed by December 31, 2010. It also stated that all NGHP RREs should now be registered with the COBC and either participating in or preparing for file testing status. The CMS is encouraging those NGHP RREs that have completed data exchange testing to proceed to production file data exchange status.

The notice advised that the next version of the NGHP User Guide will be posted on the CMS website during the week of February 22, 2010. An alert is also forthcoming that will list the necessary steps NGHP RREs can take to assure their compliance with Section 111 reporting requirements.

To view this latest alert in its entirety, please click here.

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