Falls Church, VA, October 20, 2010 – Accredited Standards Committee X12 (ASC X12) announced today that February 4, 2011 is the deadline to submit revision requests related to the ASC X12 005010 Type 3 Technical Reports (TR3), also known as Implementation Guides.

Requests for revisions to the ASC X12 Technical Reports mandated under HIPAA may be submitted via the Designated Standard Maintenance Organizations (DSMO) website, www.hipaa-dsmo.org.

Requests for revisions to other ASC X12 Technical Reports may be submitted via http://www.x12.org/TR3ChangeRequest.

To be considered for inclusion in the 006020 implementation guides, requests must include all of the detailed information requested on the on-line submission forms. Change requests submitted after the deadline will be considered for inclusion in a future version.

The ASC X12 Insurance Subcommittee (ASC X12N) has implemented a new process for managing change requests, beginning with this ASC X12 006020 maintenance cycle. The new process shortens the timeline for revisions to ASC X12 TR3s by as much as 15 months, to approximately 21 months.

“ASC X12 is committed to timely development, approval and publication of updated work products that meet the changing needs of the industries we support,” said Cathy Sheppard, ASC X12 Chair. “We look forward to evaluating the needs presented for inclusion in our next version.”

For additional information, please visit http://www.x12.org/dsmo/help or contact info@disa.org.

About ASC X12
ASC X12 was chartered by the American National Standards Institute in 1979. The committee develops Electronic Data Interchange and Context Inspired Component Architecture standards used globally. Members include technologists and business process experts covering insurance, transportation, finance, government, supply chain and other industries.

For additional information: www.x12.org
Email: Chair@x12.org