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National Government Services Advance Communication Engine

Providers in Jurisdiction 6 (Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota) will soon be able to take advantage of our new National Government Services Advance Communication Engine System. 

NGS-ACE includes additional business level edits applied to your electronically submitted claims. NGS-ACE editing allows you to correct any errors and resubmit your claim before the Multi-Carrier System receives them. NGS-ACE returns the edit information on the 277 Claim Acknowledgement (277CA) transaction that you currently receive. After you have reviewed the NGS-ACE edit, if you choose not to change the claim, you can resubmit in the original format and it will pass to the MCS claims adjudication system for processing. 

There are many benefits associated to NGS-ACE such as improved billing inefficiencies, reduced appeal/reopening requests, decreased denial rates, and reduced administrative cost and provider burden.

NGS-ACE will be available to all direct submitters as well as those who transmit claims via clearinghouses/billing services. 

It is important to communicate with your clearinghouse to ensure you are able to receive a full 277CA to include these smart edits. We launched the first set of new edits on 1/30/2022.

We are offering webinars to review the NGS-ACE edit module and answer any questions you may have. Please note: we recently added Let’s Chat Open Forum sessions to address any questions you have after the launch. All direct submitters, as well as those who transmit claims via clearinghouses/billing services within J6, are encouraged to attend. We’ve provided direct links to registration for these sessions below. You may attend as many as you like.

Overview of Advance Communication Engine (NGS-ACE) System Edit Module for Electronic Claim Submission

Date Time Registration
2/2/2022 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET/9:00-10:00 a.m. CT Registration Closed
2/9/2022 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET/1:00-2:00 p.m. CT Registration Closed
2/16/2022 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET/1:00-2:00 p.m. CT Registration Closed

 

Let's Chat! Advance Communication Engine System Edit Module for Electronic Claim Submission

Date Time Registration
2/1/2022 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET/12:30-1:30 p.m. CT Registration Closed
2/3/2022 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET/9:00-10:00 a.m. CT Registration Closed
2/4/2022 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET/9:00-10:00 a.m. CT Registration Closed

For additional resources for NGS-ACE, click on the banner on our website:

Image of the banner for the New NGS-ACE System

Revised 1/27/2022
Posted 1/14/2022