[ Wednesday, September 10, 2003 ]
Medicare may accept non-compliant claims after the October 16 deadline.
At least that's how I read the answer to this FAQ
in the September 8 additions. Medicare is a "covered entity," so it must be HIPAA compliant. To be HIPAA compliant, it has to have a contingency plan. One part of CMS' contingency plan is dealing with fiscal intermediaries and others who may not be fully compliant by the deadline. While I don't think they had to do it, it really would not have been fair to punish the providers when it's the intermediary agency that fell down on the job. More signs of reasonableness. . . .
Jeff [10:03 AM]
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