This 5010 compliance has been adopted in recent times. This version has been adopted in the replacement of 4010 version which is used under the HIPAA standards. But 5010 version has got less attraction than ICD 10 medical codes. It is very important for the physicians, medical practisers and other health providers who are currently with vendor on the version of 5010 implementation. The testing of this version with external trade partners has begun in some months before. It is really very important that you should test it as early as possible. In this article there are some important testing dates have been given from which you should be aware of. These are given below:
The first and the foremost is the level 1 compliance. This level I compliance has the ability to process 5010 transactions for testing and transition with able trading partners. Then come the second one that is the level II compliance. This level II compliance signifies that it should cover all entities and it must begin using 5010 transactions. In simple words these transactions are electronic exchanges involving the transfer of health care information between two parties for specific purpose like health care providers submitting medical claims to health plan for payment. The HIPAA named certain types of organisations as covered entities including health care clearinghouse, health care providers and various types of health plans. This HIPAA also adopted certain standard transactions for electronic data interchange for the transmission of health care data as well. These transactions include the following things.
These are claims and encounter information, payment and remittance advice, claims status, eligibility, enrolment and disenrollment and referrals and authorisation. Unlike the current 4010 version, version 5010 is more specific in the type of data it collects and transmits. This 5010 compliance has some clear situational rules which help in enhancing the understanding the claim corrections and recoupment of payments and the processing of refunds. As for example HIPAA 5010 will increase the diagnostic field size to increase the size of ICD 10 codes. There are some other changes which include a version of indicator that distinguishes between ICD 9 and ICD 10 codes.
The format also has been changed which will increase the number of diagnosis codes and allowed on a claim. In fact, 5010 compliance does not require the use of ICD 10 codes. To know more about this compliance you can take the help of internet. Internet is one of the sources from which you can collect all information which you want.