The Healthcare Billing & Management Association has developed uniform definitions of HIPAA 5010 transaction set readiness for providers and payers.

The association took on the task after noting that providers, payers, billing firms, and clearinghouses all have slightly different ideas of what 5010 "readiness" means. Here's what it should mean, according to a letter that HBMA recently sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

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