The Version 5010 enforcement discretion period ends on June 30, 2012.
All HIPAA-covered entities were required to upgrade to the new ASC X12 Version 5010 (Version 5010) and NCPDP Versions D.0 and 3.0 by January 1, 2012; however, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) initiated an enforcement discretion period to give the industry additional time to upgrade to the new transaction standards.
As of July 1, 2012, all non-compliant entities will be subject to enforcement action under the existing HIPAA transaction and code set enforcement process. Entities still experiencing issues regarding use of the new electronic standards in their transactions should refer to their respective vendor, clearinghouse, payer’s website or provider service department for assistance. At this point, the Version 5010, D.0 or 3.0 implementation should be complete.
Thornberry has ensured a smooth transition to all NDoc users.
For more information regarding the updated standards, please visit the Versions 5010 and D.0 & 3.0 section on the CMS website.