Falls Church, VA – February 17, 2011 – The Accredited Standards Committee X12 (ASC X12) is pleased to announce its participation in HIMSS11, destination for thousands of global technology and health care professionals, to address how ASC X12 005010 affects health care administrative changes and new regulatory mandates.

At the HIMSS11 Ninth Medical Banking Institute, held in conjunction with HIMSS11, ASC X12 representatives will describe 005010 health data transactions mandated by HIPAA and identify the steps a provider will need to take as part of the transition to this new version. The Medical Banking Institute features national experts and cross-industry leaders from health care, banking, financial systems, government and academia for an interactive dialogue of critical issues and next steps on building the future of medical banking.

Bob Poiesz, Vice Chair, ASC X12N (Insurance) and Jim Whicker, Principal Technology Consultant, Kaiser Permanente, will present best practices for ASC X12 005010 final testing and implementation at The Health Data Transaction Ecosystem and 5010 Impacts session. The session is an overview of the ASC X12 005010 health care transactions implemented under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and how they will impact the industry. Poiesz and Whicker will review:

  • HIPAA requirements
  • High-level business changes required from ASC X12 version 4010A1 to 005010
  • Pitfalls of multiple approaches to implementation
  • New enforcement issues and penalties

ASC X12 member Gale Scott, EDI Regulatory Compliance Administrator, Tampa General Hospital, will present Mitigating Risk with 5010 Testing Approaches at the HIMSS11 5010/ICD-10 Symposium, with a focus on testing billing software and the phased migration of ASC X12 005010 into production by January 2012.

The sessions will illustrate the value of efficient data exchange in health care and will give examples of how organizations can address the business processes dependent on ASC X12 005010 transaction processing will help industry representatives develop an implementation strategy that identifies and mitigates primary risks.

“ASC X12’s presence at HIMSS11 is important in educating multiple industries, working together to build a digital platform for health care reform and medical banking,” said Cathy Sheppard, ASC X12 Chair. “ASC X12 will reach a broader audience of financial institutions and health care representatives and provide detailed awareness on mandated health data transactions, which will be a tremendous aid in ASC X12 005010 implementation strategies and adoption.”

About ASC X12
ASC X12, chartered by the American National Standards Institute more than 30 years ago, develops and maintains EDI and CICA standards along with XML schemas which drive business processes globally. The diverse membership of ASC X12 includes technologists and business process experts, encompassing health care, insurance, transportation, finance, government, supply chain and other industries. For additional information, visit www.x12.org.