ASC X12 Educates Healthcare Industry with 005010 Webinar Series
Registration Open for Last Three Webinars Between Aug. 14-21, 2008

Falls Church, Va, August 13, 2008, – A series of educational webinars presented by the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 have been well-received by participants preparing to respond to the federal government’s anticipated Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to modify mandated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) transactions.

Three of the six-part series have been completed. There is still time to register at www.x12.org/webinars for the last three sessions, scheduled between Thursday, August 14 and Thursday, August 21, 2008 and to purchase Internet-playback recordings of each webinar. Visit www.x12.org/webinars for information and to register.

The webinars, organized by X12’s Insurance subcommittee’s HIPAA Implementation Coordination work group, are part of an outreach campaign designed to address changes resulting from the NPRM and detail how the implementation of X12 version 005010 transactions, proposed for adoption under HIPAA, address industry-requested requirements.

Feedback from the series’ participants has been positive, and includes comments such as: “This has been a comprehensive overview of critical industry changes,” “I’ve found the key to keeping current with HIPAA modifications,” and “Fantastic resources to reference in the coming months.”

“We are eager to provide the health care community with specific examples illustrating the global changes that will affect all related transactions, including technical and structural modifications,” said ASC X12 Chair, Dan Kazzaz.

The series also details the business justification for recommended solutions included in version 005010. The next webinar, presented Thursday, August 14 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT will address 837, Institutional, Professional and Dental: Health Care Claims and Encounters. Future seminars will address 276/277, Health Care Claims Status, and 835, Health Care Claim Payments.

About ASC 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 X12. For additional information about DISA, visit www.disa.org, or call 703-970-4480.