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HIPAA Version 5010 - Taking Electronic Data Interchange to the Next Level

New information from the Medicare Learning Network: CMS has released two new HIPAA Version 5010 fact sheets, as well as two companion checklists, to assist providers in transitioning to 5010.

Version 5010 is the new version of the X12 standards for HIPAA transactions; version D.0 is the new version of the National Council for Prescription Drug Program (NCPDP) standards for pharmacy and supplier transactions; and version 3.0 is a new NCPDP standard for Medicaid pharmacy subrogation.

The implementation of HIPAA Version 5010 presents substantial changes in the content of the data that providers submit with their claims, as well as the data available to them in response to their electronic inquiries for eligibility or claims status. These new educational materials inform providers of these changes and how they need to plan for their implementation. This information is designed for Medicare Fee-For-Service providers; however, it may be of interest to all health care providers. Go to the CMS 5010 Web site at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Versions5010andD0 and click on "Educational Resources" to view these new educational products.

Source: Frontier Focus Newsletter, Division for Medicare Health Plans Operations, CMS Region VIII, Denver CO dated February 5, 2010


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