Falls Church, VA, March 25, 2010 – The Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced a collaborative webinar presentation, HIPAA 005010 Road to Success: A Prescription for a Healthy and Successful ASC X12 005010 Implementation, for Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 12 Noon—1 p.m., EDT. The webinar will address strategies for a successful ASC X12 005010 implementation, mandated by HIPAA.

Attendees will hear highlights from the 2009 HIMSS “Provider Survey on 005010 Progress,” as reported to the National Committee on Health and Vital Statistics, as well as the perspectives from a large hospital provider and an academic medical center’s professional provider group, regarding work steps and challenges of ASC X12 005010 implementation efforts.

Attendee registration, open at https://himssevents.webex.com/himssevents/onstage/g.php?p=8&t=m, is free for ASC X12 and HIMSS members.

“The deadline for health care organizations to be compliant with the HIPAA 005010 standard transactions is January 1, 2012. ASC X12 is pleased to work with industry organizations such as HIMSS to provide education about the ASC X12 0005010 implementation guides,” said Cathy Sheppard, Chair, ASC X12.

The session will deliver the HIMSS perspective on the industry status for the ASC X12 005010 migration, as well as major work steps needed to craft a successful roadmap to ASC X12 005010 implementation. The session will also cover resources to help navigate the migration process.

Presenters for the session include Joe Miller, Director of e-Business, AmeriHealth Mercy Family Companies; Gale Scott, HIPAA Transaction Compliance Administrator, Tampa General Hospital; and Betsy Clore, Sr. Analyst/Programmer, Wake Forest University Health Sciences. Please visit http://www.x12.org/x12org/webinars/X12HIMSS5010.cfm for session details.

"HIMSS is pleased to be collaborating with ASC X12 in hosting this webinar for our membership and the industry. Both ASC X12 and HIMSS are committed to equipping stakeholders to effectively plan and prepare for this important compliance activity," indicated Carla Smith, CNM, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President, HIMSS.

About ASC X12
Celebrating 30 years of Business Process and Technical Expertise in the Development and Adoption of Electronic Data Exchange Standards With more than 300 ASC X12 EDI standards and increasing XML representations, ASC X12 products enhance business processes, reduce cost and expand organizational reach. Members include experts from health care, insurance, transportation, finance, government, supply chain and other industries. To participate in ASC X12’s vital standards-setting work, visit www.X12.org, or call (703) 970-4480. To purchase ASC X12 work products, visit http://www.disa.org/bookstore/public/index.cfm for ASC X12 standards and http://store.x12.org for the 005010 Technical Reports, Type 3 (TR3s).

About HIMSS
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a comprehensive healthcare-stakeholder membership organization, exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961, HIMSS represents more than 23,000 individual members, of which 73 percent work in patient care delivery settings. HIMSS also includes over 380 corporate members and nearly 30 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its educational, professional development, and advocacy initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to ensuring quality patient care. Visit www.himss.org for details.

About DISA
The Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA), Secretariat to ASC X12, is home for the development of cross-industry e-business interchange standards that help organizations improve business methods, lower costs and increase productivity. DISA provides administrative and technical support to ASC X12. For additional information, visit www.disa.org, or call (703) 970-4480.