Electronic Data Interchange HIPAA Version 5010 Implementation
Managed Health Services will soon initiate the implementation of the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Version 5010 in accordance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules for all EDI transactions. HIPAA rules mandate that the implementation of EDI Version 5010 will begin January 1, 2012. From October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, MHS will support a dual-strategy approach to the implementation of EDI HIPAA Version 5010. Trading partners will be able to submit version 4010 transactions through December 31, 2011; however, trading partners that have passed the EDI HIPAA Version 5010 testing and certification requirements may send version 5010 transactions beginning October 1, 2011.
Managed Health Services is working with Edifecs to ensure a successful transition to the new formats. Trading partners are required to complete HIPAA Version 5010 testing and certification using the Centene Edifecs Ramp Management Testing Facility. To obtain access to the HIPAA Version 5010 Companion Guides, sample files, and FAQs trading partners must enroll on the Centene Edifecs Ramp Management site: www.centene.com/edifecs
Additional information regarding HIPAA Version 5010 will be communicated on the Centene Edifecs Ramp Management site, and distributed to trading partners that have enrolled for testing on the Centene Edifecs Ramp Management site.
Questions? Contact the EDI Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-225-2573 X25525.