CMS Wants Better Testing of HIPAA Transactions Before Adoption

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  • February 04 2013, 12:13pm EST

Revenue cycle vendor and claims clearinghouse Emdeon will test new iterations of transactions processing standards as they are developed under a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services valued at approximately $2 million.

The goal is to identify problems with new HIPAA transactions and reform law-mandated ‘operating rules’ that tighten the transactions before implementation. If an issue does arise during implementation, it also can be identified with a correction issued to the industry.

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