Remember to Test for 5010!

January 31, 2012

It’s the final push – the transition to HIPAA Version 5010 is around the corner! If your organization submits electronically in batches to MaineCare, you must complete HIPAA Version 5010 certification testing via the MIHMS Health PAS Online Portal.

Testing resources are available online along with background information, testing instructions, and Frequently Asked Questions about testing HIPAA Version 5010 transactions with MaineCare.

If you submit HIPAA Version 4010 transactions electronically in batches, this applies to you.

If you are a provider that uses a clearinghouse or billing agent, you do not need to test with MaineCare at this time. However, please verify that your clearinghouse or billing agent is completing HIPAA Version 5010 certification testing with MaineCare.

The shift to HIPAA Version 5010 will not affect paper or Direct Data Entry (DDE) claims.