Last Modified: 11/6/2021
Location: FL, PR, USVI
Business: Part A, Part B
First Coast continually looks for ways to improve the speed and service we provide you as an electronic billing customer. We are pleased to announce a new EDI Gateway solution. This new EDI Gateway will replace your current connection to First Coast.
Make sure you are ready for this new gateway by following the readiness checklist. The actions are summarized on the checklist for each connectivity method and are shown in more detail below.
The EDI Gateway transition will affect all electronic billing customers who connect to First Coast. First Coast administers the Medicare contract for jurisdiction N (JN). JN includes providers in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The following information regarding the actions needed are specific to your method of connectivity as an electronic biller. Please follow the actions needed for section appropriate to your connectivity method.
All 837 and 276 claim files sent over the new TIBCO Gateway must contain the contract ID in the ISA08. If you are still submitting over the Florida Blue Gateway, the ISA 08 should still contain the First Coast TIN. Please work with your software vendor to update the ISA08 prior to submitting claims over the New TIBCO EDI Gateway. Provided below are the First Coast contract IDs based on region.
Medicare A Florida: 09101
Medicare A Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands: 09201
Medicare B Florida: 09102
Medicare B Puerto Rico: 09202
Medicare B U.S. Virgin Islands: 09302
The TA1, 999 and 277 claim acknowledgement reports will be available for retrieval on the gateway that the 837 files were submitted over. The 835 electronic remittance advice and 277 claim response reports will be available on both EDI gateways.
Network service vendors (NSV) - update the host name used when connecting to First Coast.
Providers, Billing Services, and Clearinghouses:
1. Set up your initial password.
• Enter your Mailbox ID.
• Enter the initial password, which is assigned as Fcs#LLLL where LLLL represents the last 4 characters of your submitter ID.
• Enter a new password.
• Enter the new password a second time to confirm.
• Click Submit. A message will indicate that your password has been successfully updated.
2. Confirm your Network Service Vendor (NSV) has updated the connection host name.
3. Once confirmed, connect to First Coast using your NSV product. Enter your current Login ID and the new password that you created in step 1.
4. Upload 837 files to:
• /outbox/X12/EDI/Inbound/Interchange for X12 files
• /outbox/EZComm/BC/1.0/Notify for ZIP files
5. Retrieve the ANSI X12N 999 report response from:
• /inbox/X12/EDI/Outbound/Interchange for X12 files
• /inbox/EZComm/BC/1.0/Notify for ZIP files
Note: If the 999 is not available, retrieve the ANSI X12N TA1 file, correct the errors and resend the ANSI X12N 837 file until accepted. The TA1 report location is: /inbox/X12/00501/EmptyGroup/TA1
• The 999 and 277CA reports will only be sent to the Gateway receiving the file. This means if you are submitting files via the current Florida Blue Gateway, you will retrieve these electronic reports from the Florida Blue Gateway. If you are submitting files via the new TIBCO Gateway, you will retrieve these electronic reports from TIBCO.
• The 835 and 277 files that are sent in response to production 837 files will be sent to both Gateways for retrieval (Florida Blue and TIBCO).
6. Open the ANSI X12N 999 file and interpret the report. If rejected, please correct the errors and resend the ANSI X12N 837 file until accepted.
Note: When opening files for the first time, you may need to choose a basic text editor program from your computer such as notepad. If you choose a program like Adobe or Internet Explorer, you will receive error messages indicating the file will not open. A text editor program must be chosen for these reports. If your browser defaults to a program that will not read the file, the browser settings will need to be updated to choose a text editor program.
7. After receiving an accepted ANSI X12N 999 report, retrieve the ANSI X12N 277CA report from the same location as the ANSI X12N 999 report indicated in step 5.
8. Open the ANSI X12N 277CA file and interpret the report.
9. Continue to send all 837 electronic claim files and retrieve all electronic reports through the new gateway connection.
10. Contact your NSV with any questions or concerns with the new gateway connection.
• There are no changes to how you connect to SPOT.
• There will be no changes with the DDE connection.
• Refer to the HTTPS CAQH CORE Connectivity Guide for updated information.
If you have any questions related to this change, please contact EDI at 888-670-0940, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET.
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