[ Wednesday, August 16, 2006 ]


"Contingency" comes to an end: I haven't thought about it much, but back when the transaction standards first came into effect, CMS implemented a "contingency plan" to allow provider to continue to submit non-HIPAA-compliant transactions and still get paid. The contingency plan for claims submitted to CMS ended last year, but "electronic remittance advice" transactions ("ERAs") could still be in non-HIPAA-compliant format. That will end this October. Probably won't impact you, since over 99% of all submitters of ERAs are compliant. But if you're still relying on the "contingency plan," better get your ERAs in shape.

Jeff [5:54 PM]

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