You have probably heard that CMS has pushed its January 1st deadline for HIPAA 5010 compliance back 90 days, to March 31, 2012. However, they are still encouraging providers to push ahead with testing. You can view the CMS statement regarding this change here.

Are you ready for the HIPAA 5010 Changes? Is your software vendor ready?Clock for 5010 Billing blog 3 resized 600

  • Does your billing vendor have their software updated with the changes like the 9-digit zip code, and the changes to no longer allow “No” for Release of Information?
  • Is your billing vendor ready to have you test HIPAA 5010 claims using their software? Have you created 5010 electronic batch claims to submit to your payers, intermediaries, and/or clearinghouses?
  • Does your billing vendor have a plan in place to help you get a successful test result, if your claims should be rejected?
  • Do you have plans in place to create and submit HIPAA 5010 claims?

Champ Software is ready for HIPAA 5010. Agencies using Nightingale Notes can test their HIPAA 5010 claims today and Champ is prepared to help with any issues. Champ clients can send test claims and results/rejections to

For additional help, we have posted the steps to follow for testing either Champ legacy or Champ Nightingale Notes claims on our website.

Happy testing!