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Annual Updates to the Prior Authorization/Pre-Claim Review Federal Holiday Schedule Tables for Generating Reports

The purpose of this Change Request (CR) is to instruct the Multi-Carrier System (MCS) to update the applicable federal holiday schedule tables, to instruct the Part A and Home Health and Hospice Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to manually update the federal holiday schedule tables in the Fiscal Intermediary Shared System (FISS), and to instruct the DME MACs to manually update the federal holiday schedule tables in the ViPS Medicare System (VMS) on an annual basis. The federal holiday schedule table is used in generating reports for the prior authorization and pre-claim review programs.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: May 11, 2023

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