|An Introductory Overview of HIPAA 5010|
An Introductory Overview of HIPAA 5010
The implementation of HIPAA 5010 presents substantial changes in the content of the data that you submit with your claims as well as the data available to you in response to your electronic inquiries. The implementation will require changes to the software, systems, and perhaps procedures that you use for billing Medicare and other payers. So it is extremely important that you are aware of these HIPAA changes and plan for their implementation.
In preparing for the implementation of these new X12 and NCPDP standards, providers should also consider the requirements for implementing the ICD-10 code set as well. You are encouraged to prepare for the implementation of these standards or speak with your billing vendor, software vendor, or clearinghouse to inquire about their readiness plans for these standards.