Timeline widget for HIPAA 5010

Interactive tool keeps you on track

Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, providers must use the new HIPAA 5010 transaction standards to conduct certain administrative transactions such as claims, remittance, eligibility and others, but not all providers are ready for the transition to new standards, and that lack of preparedness could affect transition to ICD-10 as well.

A free timeline widget to help hospitals stay on track for transition to the new standards is available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services web site. The interactive tool gives healthcare providers a plan to implement HIPAA Version 5010 as well as ICD-10. To download the widget, go to www.cms.gov/ICD10. On the homepage, in the first sentence of the "Welcome," click on "timelines." This selection will take you to page with the timeline tools and instructions on how to download and use them.