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Query File eXtractor (QFiX) $ 25


Query File eXtractor (QFiX) is a desktop application to help you convert the new Query File (with MA Plans) into original Query File (without MA Plans). Simply upload, convert, and download in HEW format.

About the App

If you are worried that your current CMS tool isn’t ready to handle change brought about by the PAID Act, then this app can help you!

On December 11, 2021, the PAID Act will be fully implemented by CMS. This means that CMS will be expanding current information in its Query Response File to include data on claimants to determine if they are currently or during the preceding years entitled to Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) and/or Part D (Prescription Drug) benefits. This will be a substantial change in the layout of Query Response File.

This additional information that CMS will be providing to RREs will have a major effect on current record layout. Existing systems that are not ready for expanded record layout may not be able to parse the new layout correctly.

To solve this problem, Spiralogics has developed this specialized tool that will allow extracting data of response file into original response file to cover the basic data to be provided by CMS.


Query Response File Conversion:
  • New query response file can be selected from file dialog or dragged and dropped to the application.
  • On clicking convert button, segments from new PAID Act fields are excluded and only segments from original query file are extracted in the converted file.
  • The converted file can be saved in different file formats like HEW, File(Txt), CSV and XLSX.
  • Error file saved automatically in case of error in initial file.
  • You can save the converted files by choosing destination folder location and file name.

How does it work?

After installing the application, run the application and just follow these 3 easy steps to convert the new query response file.

Step 1 - Select the query response file that you’d like to convert.

Step 2 - Choose the destination directory where the files will be placed.

Step 3 - Run the conversion and you’re done!


App Specifications

Version: 1.0.3
Released on: 09/24/2021
Updated on: 10/22/2021
Download size: 7.46 MB


Desktop application Windows HEW file generator