CMS Offers Free HPID Webinar, Plans HIPAA Testing Pilot to Feature ICD-10
On September 5, 2012, HHS published a final rule delaying the ICD-10 compliance date to October 1, 2014. In that same rule, HHS adopted a standard for a unique health plan identifier (HPID) requiring health plans to obtain an HPID by November 5, 2012. Small health plans have until November 5, 2012, to comply.
On October 1, 2012, CMS will host a free webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Participants will learn about HPOES, the Health Plan and Other Entity Enumeration System. Beginning October 1, health plans will be able to create a HPOES account and access educational resources; at this time users will not be able to obtain HPIDs or other entity identifiers. Registered HPOES users will also receive email updates with the latest information.
Joining the HPID Webinar
Go to: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/cgi-ams/join?id=10012012&role=attend&pw=a...
Toll-free dial in: 1-866-503-0859
Conference ID: 35256807
Before the meeting, make sure your computer supports Microsoft Office Live Meeting. If you are unable to enter the meeting, contact Support.
HIPAA Testing Pilot
As part of ongoing CMS efforts to provide resources for implementing HIPAA standards, operating rules, and code sets, National Government Services will conduct an “end-to-end testing” pilot. End-to-end testing refers to testing processes from beginning to end, which for HIPAA involves testing claims and other transactions within and across health care organizations, including providers, payers, clearinghouses, and billing services. The goal is to develop tools, benchmarks, and best practices for testing and implementing HIPAA Administrative Simplification requirements. As a key part of HIPAA, ICD-10 will be a focus of the testing.
Future ICD-10 Email Updates will provide details about the pilot.
Keep Up to Date on ICD-10
Please visit the ICD-10 website for the latest news and resources to help you prepare.