ASCA (Administrative Simplification Compliance Act) Enforcement Reviews ASCA (Administrative Simplification Compliance Act) prohibits payment of services or supplies that a provider did not bill to Medicare electronically. “Providers” is used in a generic sense here and refers equally to physicians, suppliers, and other health care providers. Providers are required to self-assess to determine whether they Read More →

UPC Code-Uniform Code Council (Fred’s Vendors Information And Guidelines) UPC Code-Uniform Code Council: the Uniform Code Council is a non-profit corporation that administers and regulates the Universal Product Code. The UCC assigns each company a manufacturer’s number, which are the first 6 digits of the UPC code. The next 5 digits of the code consist of each Read More →

Shipping Case Packing (Conveyable And Non-Conveyable) Guidelines Shipping Case Packing requirements are listed below for Fred’s vendors that ship merchandise to its Distribution Centers. Fred’s Distribution Centers distribute product to over 700 stores. A majority of product is sent as individual cases that flow through the DC on conveyor in a sorting system. Cases must contain only 1 Read More →

Pallet Specifications And Carton Labeling Guidelines For Fred’s Vendor Merchandise Pallet Specifications And Carton Labeling requirements described in today’s blog are obligatory for Fred’s vendors that ship merchandise to Fred’s. FRED’S Pallet Specifications: Size: 40” wide x 48” long Type: GMA standard hardwood pallets, 4-way entry pallets Material: Group III and/or Group IV hardwood 4-way entry 6” Read More →

Vendor Shipping And Handling Requirements (Fred’s Inc. Penalties and Charges) Vendor Shipping And Handling guidelines (routing, shipping, marking, or packaging requirements) are obligatory as Fred’s Inc. shall assess the penalties and charges to Vendors/ Shippers for failing to comply with  the mentioned Vendor Shipping demands: Fred’s purchase order number must be listed on all bills of lading and packing slips Read More →

Advanced EDI Online Trainings: New 2018 Courses Advanced EDI Online Trainings are offered by EDI Academy for specialists who have already passed basic online courses. Find below the description and available dates for Advanced EDI Online Trainings. EDI 201 & 301 (EDI All Industries) and HIPAA EDI 110, HIPAA EDI 210 HIPAA EDI (HIPAA EDI) courses Read More →

Medicare EDI Enrollment General Requirements Medicare EDI Enrollment should be started with the Enrollment Form. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Standard Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Enrollment Form (Medicare EDI Enrollment Form) must be completed prior to submitting electronic media claims (EMC) or other EDI transactions to Medicare. The agreement must be executed by each provider of Read More →

Medicare EDI Support Program Medicare EDI Support is released by A/B Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) MACs as well as the DME MAC Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor. Medicare EDI Support is provided for physicians, suppliers and other providers that submit claims and conduct other Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Read More →

Medicare EDI  Basics For Providers, Clearinghouses And Agents Medicare EDI systems contain extensive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on beneficiaries. As established by the Privacy Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), beneficiaries have a right to expect that their data will not be seen by individuals or entities that do not have Read More →

FRED’S Barcode And Country of Origin Labeling Requirements FRED’S Barcode requirements apply to any interior product that FRED’S distribution facility could split for resale. All inner packages intended for re-sale must be bar coded on at least one side with a UPC. The bar code symbol is the UPC-A. The GTIN-12 (12-digit UPC) is composed of: Supplier’s GS1 Read More →