The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) issued a statement on Nov. 17 clarifying their intentions with respect to enforcing compliance with Version 5010. The term Version 5010 refers to the new standards for electronic administrative transactions performed by HIPAA covered entities, such as claims submissions and receipt of remittance advice. The compliance date for use of the new standards continues to be January 1, 2012, as previously announced. However, the OESS indicates in the Nov. 17 statement that they will not initiate enforcement actions against non-compliant entities until March 31, 2012.
Learn more about the transition to Version 5010 on the CMS website. Additional Version 5010 resources can be found on the AMA website and on the GetReady5010 website.