Current Status of Version 5010: Just a Call Away

Implementation of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) version 5010 standard, originally expected to be implemented at the beginning of 2012, was extended to April 1, and then again to July 1 to accommodate providers and payers that had not successfully tested and implemented the claim guidelines. June 30 most likely will be the last day before penalties for not correctly using 5010 are imposed. Is your practice ready?

If your practice is still struggling to become compliant with the latest electronic transaction standards, you may want to attend a national provider call the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting on the current status of Medicare fee-for-service implementation of HIPAA version 5010 and D.0 transaction standards.

You’ll have to hurry, though. The event is today, May 16, at 2 pm (ET). Register for this event now.

For more information on HIPAA 5010/D.0 implementation, visit the Versions 5010 and D.0 website.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Information for AAPC

If you have attended or are planning to attend a CMS national provider conference call, you should be aware that CMS does not provide certificates of attendance for these calls. Instead, AAPC will accept your emailed confirmation and call description as proof of participation. Please retain a copy of your emailed confirmation for these calls as AAPC will request them for any conference call you entered into your CEU Tracker if you are chosen for CEU verification. Members are awarded one CEU per hour of participation.

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