New date format for payment reference IDs

On Apr. 1, 2023, our payment reference IDs that accompany claim and capitation payments will change.

What’s changing?

The date-related characters in the payment reference ID will change from an 8-character pay date (YYYYMMDD) to a 5 character pay date that uses Julian date logic (YY Julian date).

For example:

  • Pre 4/1/2023: 2021060410300531
  • 4/1/2023 and after: 21155B1000000531

The new payment reference IDs may also have a B which identifies the payment as a batch source.

We anticipate this change should have a low impact for you as you’ll retain the ability to match the payment reference ID against EFT remittance advices in Filemart.