The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) participate in research on merging A/B MACs CICS Regions, including attending four weekly one-hour conference calls, looking at cost estimates, and working with Shared Systems and VDC.
Subject: CICS Region Merge(s) for A/B MACs - Analysis Only
Release Date: August 11, 2017
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
Implementation Date: BR 3 - 30 business days after last conference call; BR2 - 5 business days after issuance; January 2, 2018 - for MCS, FISS, and CWF; April 2, 2018 - for CWF and FISS to complete analysis deliverable
Special Notes: Transmittal 1900, dated August 11, 2017, is being rescinded and replaced by Transmittal 1967, dated, November 8, 2017 to change the conference call dates and split hours for FISS and CWF across the January and April 2018 Releases. All other information remains the same.