MIHMS Downtime Schedule and HIPAA Version 5010 Implementation

January 3, 2012

To prepare for HIPAA Version 5010, the MIHMS (Maine Integrated Health Management Solution) system will be down from 12:01 am on Friday, January 13 through 7:00 am on Tuesday, January 17. During this time:

  • The MIHMS Health PAS Online Portal will be unavailable.
  • Claims will not be accepted.
  • Payments will be on the regular weekly schedule through the upgrade. The number of claims that can be processed during this time will be limited; however, processing will return to normal within two weeks of the system upgrade.

Until April 1, 2012, MaineCare will continue to accept HIPAA Version 4010 transactions. On April 1, 2012, any HIPAA Version 4010 transaction submitted to MaineCare will be rejected. Anyone unable to submit HIPAA Version 5010 transactions after March 31, 2012 will be required to submit claims via Direct Data Entry (DDE) or on paper.

More details about the MIHMS downtime will be shared during the next few weeks.