There is absolutely no denying it now – HIPAA 5010 is here, and we’re all feeling the weight of it. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been presenting on 5010 with associations and talking with representatives from all different areas of the industry to get a feel for the main points of pains that are out there.

What I’ve found is that, whether or not your practice has transitioned to 5010, most likely you’ve been facing an increased number of rejections. We knew that everyone that touches medical claims would deal with issues during a transition of this size, but many people were not ready for an impact of this magnitude. Providers, PMS vendors, clearinghouses and payers are all experiencing challenges processing claims in 5010, and as a result of that, your claims are being delayed.

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