ANSI 5010 Marketing Tools Updated
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced an extension of the enforcement discretionary period for the HIPAA 5010 transaction standards to June 30, 2012. In issuing the extension, CMS urged covered entities to use the extra 90 days to complete outstanding implementation activities including software installation, testing and training. Despite the enforcement extension, providers should continue to aggressively pursue 5010 compliance. The marketing tools that are available to help promote 5010 upgrades have been updated to reflect the enforcement deadline extension and current state of the 5010 transition.