Experian Health Release Notes – 08.10.2017

Last updated on September 5th, 2017 at 03:51 pm CT

Scheduled Production Changes
To communicate Experian Health’s global customer-facing changes that are scheduled to be deployed in this week’s application release.Release Date:
Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00p.m. CT

Change Overview:
Scheduled 30-Minute Processing Delays, Weekday Evenings of August 14, 2017

Some clients may experience a brief 20-minute delay on weekday evenings, beginning the week of Monday, August 14, 2017 between 10:00p.m. and 10:30p.m. CT.  This is unlikely to result in any downtime, but may minimally delay transaction processing for some clients.


Notice – Scheduled Processing Interruption, Thursday, August 17, 2017

During our scheduled maintenance there will be a two-hour downtime for all Patient Access and Financial Services products, Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 10:00p.m. to 11:59p.m. CT. This affects all clients who use OneSource, EDI, eCareNext (ECN), PaymentSafe, Patient Estimates (PE),  Registration Quality (RQA), and Care Certainty.  Due to the scale of this change, clients may also expect 60-minutes of processing slowness to occur between 12:00a.m. and 1:00:a.m. CT. (August 18th).


Important Reminder – Continued Migration of VPN Tunnels until August 18, 2017
Through August 18, 2017 and part of our ongoing efforts to improve system performance and stability, Experian Health (f/k/a Nebo Systems/Passport Health Communications) will migrate our VPN tunnels from our data center in Chicago, Illinois, to our data center in Franklin, Tennessee.   Any updates will be posted on our product dashboard. Read Dashboard Post  Please understand that this change represents only a very small and limited number of our clients being affected. However, in the event your data connection is disrupted, please immediately contact our support team at customer.support@experianhealth.com.

TLS 1.2 Update – Upgrade Due October 31, 2017

Experian Health is focused on helping our customers improve their security by using the latest security protocols. On October 31, 2017, Experian Health will require TLS 1.2.

At Experian Health, we take the protection of our customer’s data very seriously. The disablement of TLS 1.0 is being undertaken so we can maintain the highest security standards and promote the safety of your data as well as align with industry-wide best practices. You can read more about TLS by clicking on the below link.

TLS 1 2 Project FAQs

New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier, (MBI) – Announcement, April 2018
CMS recently announced changes to the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).  In order to provide you the most current information on the MBI change we will continue our product dashboard as we receive more information from CMS. Once this change if effective, scheduled for April 2018, we will also modify search criteria to support the new MBI. The transition period where both MBI’s and HICN numbers will both be available is now scheduled to be for a 21-month period.  New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans. New cards will no longer contain Social Security numbers, to combat fraud and illegal use.  Read Dashboard Post


Visit Experian Health’s Product Dashboard
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Special Notes:
Weekly Deployment Schedule:
Experian Health’s weekly application deployment is between 8:00p.m. and 10:00p.m. CT every Thursday night. However, our deployment process typically results in no customer impact or downtime. If we suspect a change will impact customers, we will communicate forty-eight hours in advance. The hardware and systems maintenance follows the application deployment Thursday nights from 10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m. CT. During this window customers may experience intermittent processing issues.


Previous Deployment Detail:
Previous deployment notes can be viewed on our new Experian Health Product Dashboard.