Continuing Access to PS&R Depends on Annual Recertification of Your EIDM Account
March 4, 2016 10:55 AM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released information through the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) indicating that to maintain access to Provider Statistical and Reimbursement (PS&R) data, providers must annually recertify their accounts in the Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system. CMS began sending messages about the need to recertify in EIDM to providers’ designated Security Officials in mid-February. These notices have NOT been sent to end users. Provider Security Officials must respond timely to the recertification request or lose access to the PS&R. Please alert appropriate staff to the EIDM recertification requirement.
Following is the message being circulated by the MACs:
EIDM Annual Certification of Accounts
With the transition from IACS to EIDM for the management of PS&R user accounts complete, EIDM is preparing to re-enforce the requirement for annual certification of accounts. EIDM will be sending Security Officials regular e-mails indicating which of their users are due for certification, when that certification is due, and instructions on how to perform the certification.
For all existing users, their certification due date has been set to 3/15/2016, and thereafter all existing and new accounts must be recertified by the Security Official on a no-less-than annual basis. If Security Officials do not perform the required certification of their users’ access, those users will lose access to PS&R and will have to make a new access request to regain entry. Idle user accounts which are not re-certified by Security Officials may be removed from the system altogether.
End users will not receive a notification from EIDM regarding the need for their account to be re-certified – only the Security Officials will receive these e-mails.
All certification activities in EIDM are performed by the Security Official; there are no system steps for end users to take.
The e-mail will be from firstname.lastname@example.org, and should’ve started arriving on/around 2/15/2016.
Security Officials - If you do not see any such e-mails:
Check your spam/junk e-mail folder
Log into your profile on EIDM (https://portal.cms.gov) and confirm that your e-mail address is up-to-date