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'Listening sessions' on Version 5010, future HIPAA testing announced

January 2, 2013

National Government Services, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contractor, this month will host a series of "listening sessions" with health care providers and others on best practices and lessons learned from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's Version 5010 upgrade, and a process and methodology for future health care provider testing of HIPAA administrative simplification requirements, beginning with ICD-10. The contractor will host sessions with "small providers" on Jan. 3 and 10, and with "large providers" on Jan. 3 and 15. The 5010 code sets were implemented last year. Hospitals and health systems must convert to ICD-10 by Oct. 1, 2014.