Falls Church, VA, August 3, 2009 – The Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 has announced the public review period for the Errata for Health Care Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance (834) Implementation Guide Type 1 Errata (005010X220A1).

The document was developed by the X12 Insurance (X12N) Subcommittee’s Health Care Task Group (TG2) Enrollments Work Group (WG4), known as X12N TG2/WG4. This document is Type 1 Errata for the Health Care Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance Implementation Guide (005010X220), which is based on version 005010 of the ASC X12 family of standards, and addresses an error in code source.

The public review period will commence August 03, 2009 and will close on September 02, 2009 at 5:00 pm EDT.

Comments on the draft instructions can be submitted via the on-line conference at: http://www.wpc-edi.com/conferences/tg2/implementationguides

The draft implementation guide is available for download at: http://store.x12.org/x220A1

The authors will consider all comments following the public review period. Official work group responses will be posted to the on-line conference at least 15 days prior to the corresponding Informational Forum. This is the only public review period. For a complete understanding of changes being suggested and/or made to the guide, reviewers should monitor the on-line conference during the public review period and consider all author responses prior to the Informational Forum. The Information Forum is the final opportunity to comment on modifications based on the public review period comments.

Watch for an announcement of the corresponding Informational Forum.

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