[ Monday, August 08, 2005 ]


HIPAA Contingency Plan ending: You know from past postings that CMS agreed to continue to take electronic claims that weren't HIPAA compliant, to give providers a continuing opportunity to get switched over. Well, the good times are about to end. Beginning October 1, CMS will only take HIPAA-compliant electronic claims submissions. This won't affect providers who can still submit on paper, but that's quickly becoming a vanishing breed; all but the smallest providers are required to submit electronically, and they now have to submit electronically in HIPAA format.

Jeff [10:25 AM]

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