HIPAA Version 5010 Implementation Schedule and MIHMS Downtime

December 8, 2011

MaineCare will perform scheduled maintenance to the MIHMS system in mid-January, in preparation for HIPAA Version 5010. During this period, the MyHealthPAS online portal will be unavailable and providers will not be able to submit claims. Once this maintenance is complete, MaineCare will accept HIPAA Version 5010 transactions. The exact dates of the downtime will be communicated by the end of December.

MaineCare will not accept HIPAA Version 5010 transactions on January 1, 2012.

MaineCare recognizes that the federal compliance date remains January 1, 2012 and is making strides toward compliance. Following the maintenance period, MaineCare will continue to accept HIPAA Version 4010 transactions through March 31, 2012. On April 1, 2012, any HIPAA Version 4010 transaction submitted to MaineCare will be rejected. If a trading partner is unable to submit HIPAA Version 5010 transactions after March 31, 2012, the trading partner will be required to submit via Direct Data Entry (DDE) or through paper claims.

Thank you for your patience during this transition. More information and details about the status of HIPAA Version 5010 and the MIHMS downtime will be shared during the next few weeks.