Medicare Annual Recertification Deadline – 5/2/14

Carl J. Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement

Part A providers are reminded that they must recertify access to the Fiscal Intermediary Standard System Direct Data Entry (FISS DDE) by May 2, 2014 or risk interruption in Medicare payments.  See notice from National Governmental Services as well as survey link below.

“All users of FISS DDE are required to recertify their access to FISS DDE annually and this had to be completed by March 3, 2014.  However, we have quite a few providers who did not recertify and are in danger of having their access to FISS denied.  If this occurs, this will cause a major interruption in their Medicare cash flow.  We are doing all that we can to get this message out that they must recertify by May 2nd or access will begin to terminate thereafter.

As appropriate, can you make sure that your members are aware of this and take the proper action?  If they have already recertified, no further action is needed.”

We appreciate your support.



Christine Janiszcak
Medicare Provider Outreach & Education Consultant
National Government Services, Inc.
Phone:  (860) 346-0806; Fax:  (860) 638-5838

Important Message for Fiscal Intermediary Standard System Direct Data Entry Users on the Recertification Process

If you have not yet recertified your access to FISS DDE, your user ID may be terminated.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires National Government Services, Inc. to conduct an annual recertification of all current Medicare online FISS DDE users for Part A providers. This process will recertify all user IDs assigned to your employees or third parties that you have authorized to access National Government Services systems on your behalf.

It is crucial that all current users of FISS DDE complete the recertification process as soon as possible. Failure to do so will cause your user ID to be terminated and you will no longer have access to FISS DDE. This can create a serious interruption in your Medicare cash flow. If your access to FISS DDE is terminated, you will have to reapply for reinstatement which can take some time for that process to occur.

To complete the recertification process, access the FISS DDE User ID Recertification Form at This survey should only be filled out if you have not recertified your access to FISS DDE. Once you have provided the specific data and submit the survey you will be recertified for the year.

This survey is time-sensitive and should be completed as soon as possible. We will begin terminating FISS DDE user IDs on or after May 2, 2014. Share this information with applicable staff members. This survey will be available until May 1, 2014.

We will conduct three identical Webinars on this topic with the objective of making everyone aware of the importance of doing the recertification and completing the survey.

Repeat Webinars are available at 10:00-11:00 a.m. on the following dates:



Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36