Earn CEUs Thru v5010 Readiness Call

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host its 15th national education call regarding Medicare fee-for-service’s implementation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Version 5010 and D.0 transaction standards on March 30. This is an opportunity to learn how to meet this essential requirement. And as a bonus, participating coders may qualify to earn a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) from AAPC.

This session will focus on provider testing and readiness. The mandatory switch to the new version 5010 of the X12 standards for HIPAA transactions is less than a year away. Is your practice ready? Prior to the Jan. 1, 2012 compliance date, health care providers must produce accurate electronic test claims. Testing with Version 5010A1 errata begins in April.

Specifically, all submitters must send a test file containing at least 25 claims, which are representative of their practice or services. Test claims are subject to standard syntax and Implementation Guide (IG) semantic data edits.

  • Standard syntax testing validates the programming of the incoming file and includes file layout, record sequencing, balancing, alpha-numeric/numeric/date file conventions, field values, and relational edits. Test files must pass 100 percent of the standard syntax edits before production is approved.
  • IG Semantic Data testing validates data required for claims processing, e.g., procedure, diagnosis codes, and modifiers. A submitter must demonstrate, at a minimum, a 95 percent accuracy rate in data testing before production is approved. For fiscal intermediaries (FIs), the minimum 95 percent accuracy rate includes the front-end edits applied using the Fiscal Intermediary Shared System (FISS) implementation guide-editing module.

Find out what else you need to know to submit Version 5010 Medicare files electronically to your Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) next year. Registration for the CMS education call will close at 2 p.m. EST on March 29, or when available space has been filled.

Note that you can submit a question related to this topic at any time by e-mailing your inquiry to the CMS 5010 Fee-for-Service (FFS) information resource at 5010FFSInfo@cms.hhs.gov.

Continuing Education Credits

AAPC members will be awarded one CEU per hour of participation in this CMS National Provider Conference Call. AAPC will accept your e-mailed confirmation and call description as proof of participation.


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20 Responses to “Earn CEUs Thru v5010 Readiness Call”

  1. Kimberly A Alcott says:

    I like the fact that for participating coders we earn one CEU per hour. I also like the fact a lot of files are now going electronically, which saves time and money.

  2. Laurant JOlly says:

    Thank you for another great opportunity to earn low to no cost CEUs while gaining valuable information.

  3. Elizabeth Comma-Watson says:

    I also like the fact that coders can earn CEUs and participate with not only other coders but physician and others who need to know about the 5010 Readiness. Thank you

  4. Angela Guy says:

    Please sign me up for this.Thank you

  5. danielle Ball says:

    Is this a webinar?

  6. Jennifer Walker says:

    This is an audio conference. You have to register with Medicare. It took me a while to find the registration page. It is https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/medicareffs5010

  7. Lorena Donaldson says:

    Please sign me up. thanks

  8. Chyrl Osborne says:

    Thank You for the opportunity to earn no cost CEU’S. I love the audio conferences. Very convenient and informative.

  9. Tosha Myles says:

    Please sign me up for this conference call for v5010. Thank You

  10. Marie Mills says:

    Thank you for the information and the opportunity to earn CEU’s by attending the conference call re: V5010 on 03/30/2011.
    I hope to receive more information (time etc) soon.

    Thank you

  11. Bev Hilario says:

    Thank you

  12. elaine c little says:

    I would like to try but I am not working as a medcial coder
    so how would I recive this infromation

  13. Amanda S says:

    Is this an all day event? or is there certain times to listen in?
    Please let me know! I am very intersted

    Thank you

  14. Joleen Splichal says:

    What time is the 5010 readiness call? Couldn’t find a time anywhere. Thank You.

  15. Joy Bruen says:

    The word “registration” is a hyperlink in the article above. To register for this event, click on the hyperlink and you will be redirected to the CMS website. You can register there.

  16. Joy Bruen says:

    The call is on March 30th, 2011
    2:00PM – 3:30PM (Americas) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

  17. Jeramie says:

    I like the idea of recieving CEU’s also. Right now, I’m not currently working as a coder so anywhere I can get ceu’s would be great!

  18. Janine Voros says:

    I tried to enter the webinar both electronically and via phone 5 minutes before scheduled to start. Will there be an additional opportunity to earn the CEU’s.

  19. Janine Voros says:

    Please disregard my previous remark as I was able to sign into the Webinar. Thank you.

  20. Nikki Tran says:

    I have atttended the conference v5010 readiness call on March 30, 2011. Please let me know how to receive CEU’s from AAPC. Thank you

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