All HIPAA-covered entities were required to upgrade to Version 5010 by January 1, 2012. However, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated an enforcement discretion period to give the industry additional time to complete testing and for vendors to complete software installation.

At this point, your upgrade to Version 5010 should be complete. If you are still experiencing Version 5010 issues, consider the following steps:

  • Reach out to clearinghouses for assistance and take advantage of any free or low cost software that may be available from payers
  • Check with payers now to see what plans they will have in place to handle incoming claims

CMS is committed to helping you successfully upgrade to Version 5010 by providing resources on the CMS ICD-10 Latest News and Version 5010 webpages to help you understand and manage your upgrade.

Keep Up to Date on Version 5010 and ICD-10.
Please visit the ICD-10 website for the latest news and resources to help you prepare!

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services