ANSI 5010

ANSI 5010 defines the new standards for HIPAA transactions
• Replaces 4010A = HIPAA Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 Version 4010A
• Implements more than 500 changes requested by the healthcare industry.
• Improves healthcare data transaction efficiency.
• Affected transactions include claims, remittance, eligibility, claims status requests, and response.
• Affects many health care entities including Suppliers/Providers, Health Plans, Clearinghouses, Billing Services, and Software Vendors.
• Will require changes to software, systems and procedure.
• This change will be implimented in conjunction with National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) version D.0.
• Full compliance required by January 1, 2012

Meaningful use

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 specifies three main components of Meaningful Use:
1. The use of a certified EHR in a meaningful manner, such as e-prescribing.
2. The use of certified EHR technology for electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care.
3. The use of certified EHR technology to submit clinical quality and other measures.
Simply put, “meaningful use” means providers need to show they”re using certified EHR technology in ways that can be measured significantly in quality and in quantity.