The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) announced it will not initiate enforcement action until June 30, 2012, against any provider that is required to comply with the new 5010 claim submission standards.
Providers who submit claims in the old 4010 format through June 30, will not be penalized said CMS. The initial compliance date was originally January 1, 2012, the date was pushed back until March 31.
CMS says that providers have been making steady progress, but there is still plenty of work to be done.
“The Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) program is currently reporting successful receipt and processing of over 70 percent of all Part A claims and over 90 percent of all Part B claims in the Version 5010 format,” said the agency in a statement.
OESS expects that overall compliance will reach 98% by June 30, said CMS.
Written by John Yedinak