Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC Transitioning to HIGLAS

Noridian is in the process of 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 will be effective for Jurisdiction A on March 16, 2020 and for Jurisdiction D on March 30, 2020.  This transition requires a temporary reduction of the payment floor resulting in payments being issued earlier than normal for both checks and EFTs. 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 continue submitting claims as normal during this transition period, and to monitor payments and made adjustments as necessary once the transition begins.  Refer to the letter you received in the mail from Noridian for further information.
HIGLAS transition status and education will continue to be provided on the Noridian website.

Post Date: 02/24/2020