A recent survey of 350 practice administrator members of the Medical Group Management Association finds high awareness of the January 2012 deadline for migrating to the HIPAA 5010 transaction sets but very low preparedness levels.

Three quarters of respondents were fully or substantially aware of the deadline while less than 2 percent were not aware at all, MGMA noted in recent testimony before the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, a federal advisory body. Further, 85 percent of respondents said their practice has not analyzed how 5010 will affect operations.

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