CGS Transitioning to HIGLAS

CGS will soon be transitioning to the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS).  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. This change is only affecting the financial accounting system, not claims processing.

The HIGLAS transition for Jurisdiction C will take place on February 18, 2020 and the Jurisdiction B transition will take place on February 24, 2020.  Each transition will include a temporary reduction of the Jurisdiction’s payment floor resulting 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 the transition begins.

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

Post Date: 01/21/2020