ANSI v5010 Urgent Update

BCBSTX to be ANSI v5010 Ready Jan. 1, 2012
Still able to handle ANSI v4010 transactions

As planned and previously announced, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will be prepared to accept and transmit ANSI Version 5010 electronic transactions on Jan. 1, 2012.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a 90-day period of enforcement discretion for this mandate. To assist those providers who have not completed their conversion, BCBSTX will continue to process both v4010 and v5010 transactions during the enforcement discretion period.

We urge all providers to continue working with their trading partners to ensure that they have a plan in place to process v5010 transactions within the enforcement discretion period. Questions regarding this issue can be directed to:


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