2088-92 CORF/CMHC Transmittals
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2088-92 Approval Letter
2088-92 T-8/9 from CMS Website

CMHC Transmittal 8/9
The CMHC, 2088-92 system was updated to Transmittal 9 by CMS, in August 2013. Transmittal 9 is effective for FY Beginning on or after 10/1/2012, for the Bad Debt changes (i.e. all FYB on or after 10/1/2012 MUST use Transmittal 8).

  • HFS was approved by CMS for Transmittal 8/9 on 8/13/2013.
  • Transmittal 8/9 was primarily to implement the Bad Debt reduction charges as of FY Begin 10/1/2012, and the 2% Sequestration reduction for services on or after 4/1/2013. Sequestration will be computed as days on or after 4/1/2013 divided by total days in the FY, times 2%. Thus, a 6/30/2013 FYE would have about a half percent reduction. The Bad Debt reduction is 12% for FY Begin 10/1/2012 to 9/30/2013; 24% for FY Begin 10/1/2013 to 9/30/2014; and 35% for FY Begin 10/1/2014 and after.
  • The Sequestration reduction is computed on Worksheet D, Part I, line 17.01, as 2% of line 17.
  • The Bad Debt reduction is computed on Worksheet D, line 11.02.
  • CMS clarified in Transmittal 8/9, the rounding standards to compute the Sequestration reduction.
  • CMS clarified in Transmittal 8/9, various portions of the Electronic Specifications, which are to be followed by all Vendors.
  • HFS's current version for CMHC is 9.0 and was released on 9/5/2013.