Outage for October 2021 Quarterly Release Implementation

National Government Services, Inc. Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) will bring down the CEDI Gateway and CEDI Claims Portal at 3:00 p.m. ET on Friday, October 1, 2021 until no later than 11:59 p.m. ET to implement updates for the October 2021 Quarterly Release.  During this time, CEDI customers will not be able to connect and exchange transactions with CEDI.  This will allow CEDI to process all inbound files received through 3:00 p.m. ET on October 1, 2021.  Once the October 2021 effective updates have been installed and verified, the CEDI Gateway and CEDI Claims Portal will be brought back up for CEDI customers to resume exchanging transactions with CEDI.

October 2021 CEDI Quarterly Release Updates

CMS Edit Spreadsheets

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the X12 837 5010A1 edit spreadsheet for the October 2021 Quarterly Release. Updates and changes are noted on the tab labeled “Change Log” for easy reference. The edit reference number and a brief description of the change to the edit are listed. The CMS edit spreadsheets can be accessed on the CEDI Web site at the following link: https://www.ngscedi.com/frontend.

Related MLN Articles

  • New MLN Matters Article - Remittance Advice Remark Code (RARC), Claims Adjustment Reason Code (CARC), Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) & PC Print Update - please see MLN Matters Article for CR 12220 (https://www.cms.gov/files/document/mm12220.pdf)


In Response to Hurricane Ida PHE, CMS Announces Support for Residents of Louisiana & Mississippi

CMS announced flexibilities being provided to ensure health care access continues for residents in Louisiana and Mississippi impacted by Hurricane Ida. On August 30, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra declared Public Health Emergencies (PHEs)  for Louisiana and Mississippi. With these PHEs in effect CMS is also notifying Louisiana and Mississippi of the resources and waivers being made available to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue to operate and provide access to care to those impacted by Hurricane Ida. Many of these waivers were already in place as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 PHE. For more information, see the press release.

Please contact the CEDI Help Desk regarding any questions at ngs.cedihelpdesk@anthem.com or at 866-311-9184.


Post Date: 10/01/2021