Updates from IT

Summer is winding down and we are headed into Fall. Although in Texas, it’ll be HOT for another few months! Here is what is on the HORIZON for the rest of the year.

12.3.8 Horizon Fall Regulatory Update: This release became available from McKesson on September 13th and is currently being tested for new features/functionality. We plan to load it to Production on Thursday, September 26th. Keep a look out for training materials and more information for next week’s Q&A calls.

PPS Rate Update for 2014: Coming towards the end of October/beginning of November, there will be another release loaded for the PPS Rate Updates for 2014. This update generally only affects the Billing Department but will first be tested before being loaded to Productino. Expect to see a notice for this update to be loaded during a Thursday night maintenance window at the end of October/beginning of November.

12.3.9 Horizon Winter Regulatory Update: Every December, Medicare puts out new regulatory requirements that take effect on January 1st. In order to be in compliance with those regulations, McKesson will release a Winter Regulatory Update. This release will first be tested in our TEST environment before being loaded to Production during a Thursday night maintenance window towards the end of the month of December.

Article submitted by: Jessica Rhodes, IT Project Manager

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