Falls Church, Va, July 28, 2008, – In response to the federal government’s anticipated 2008 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), expected to name 005010 replacements to the existing 004010A1 HIPAA mandate, X12 today launched a new website for the sale of these 005010 counterparts: http://store.x12.org

“X12 is pleased to work with its Secretariat, the Data Interchange Standards Association (www.DISA.org) and publisher Washington Publishing Company (www.WPC-EDI.com) in developing the website,” said Dan Kazzaz, Chair of ASC X12. “The implementation guides represent over 4 years of refinement based on the collective input from hundreds of industry stake holders. Careful analysis of what worked well with the initial 004010A1 implementation along with answers to the tough questions posed by those charged with that implementation has produced significant improvement over the originally mandated material.”

As a supplement to the guides, X12 is presenting a live webinar series that details the business justification for recommended solutions included in version 005010. Visit www.X12.org/webinars for details and to register.

The twelve transactions embodied in nine documents are now available for immediate PDF download, PDF shipped on a CD, or shipped as a bound document:

• 270/271: Health Care Eligibility Benefit Inquiry and Response
• 276/277: Health Care Claim Status Request and Response
• 278/278: Services Review Request for Review/Response
• 820: Payroll Deducted and Other Premium Payment
• 834: Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance
• 835: Health Care Claim Payment/Advice
• 837P: Health Care Claim: Professional
• 837I: Health Care Claim: Institutional
• 837D: Health Care Claim: Dental

The Implementation Guides, known as Technical Reports Type 3 (TR3s), may be purchased individually or as a suite for a modest price at www.X12.org. Once a Final Rule is published, pricing is subject to change and may include a discount for X12 members.

Join X12: The Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12, chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1979, develops electronic data interchange (EDI) standards and related documents for national and global markets. With more than 315 X12 EDI standards and a growing collection of X12 XML schemas, ASC X12 enhances business processes, reduces costs and expands organizational reach. ASC X12’s diverse member base includes 3,000+ standards experts representing over 340 companies from multiple business domains. To learn more about ASC X12 and how to participate in its vital standards-setting role for health care, insurance, transportation, finance, government and many other industries, visit www.x12.org, or call 703-970-4480.

About DISA: The Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA) is home for the development of cross-industry e-business interchange standards that help individuals and organizations improve business processes, reduce costs, increase productivity and take advantage of new opportunities. Driving an array of e-business initiatives, DISA provides administrative and technical support to the Accredited Standards Committee. For more details about DISA, visit www.disa.org, or call 703-970-4480.