Emedon launches online resource to help transition to HIPAA upgraded version

Emdeon Inc. has announced the availability of HIPAA Simplified, a one-stop online resource for guiding the healthcare industry’s transition to HIPAA 5010, NCPDP D.0 and ICD-10 standards. The Web site is located at www.hipaasimplified.com and it will feature technical gap analysis documentation, simplified business-level topics, trading partner transition strategy information, frequently asked questions, testing tools and resource pages that are specific to each of the affected healthcare industry segments.

As per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated standards of HIPAA (Versions 5010 and D.0) will replace the current standards (Versions 4010/4010A1 and 5.1). These are designed to promote greater efficiency in electronic transactions and compliance with the new HIPAA 5010 and NCPDP D.0 standards is required by January 12, 2012. The ICD-10 code sets are required in transactions as of October 1, 2013.

Emdeon has launched HIPAA Simplified as a resource to help guide the healthcare industry through the transition to the new standards. In December 2009, Emdeon senior vice president of corporate strategy and government services, Miriam Paramore, testified before the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and said, “Emdeon is committed to supporting our customers and leading the industry in compliance and adoption of the new standards and code sets. Our goal is to be ready in advance of the government mandated deadlines to ensure a smooth and successful transition.”