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The federal mandatory compliance date is January 01, 2012.
Test and transition time frames are currently being established for each HFS claimant type, i.e., Rev Vendors, sister agencies, Dentaquest, etc. Watch for updates in the future.
Clearinghouses and vendors who are directly connected to HFS will be allowed to test with the department. Testing with individual providers will not be possible at this time.
The HIPAA team is targeting to complete the 837I, 837P, 837D, and NCPDP transactions first and then will focus on the other transactions.
HFS' implementation strategy is to have a dual use period. During this time frame, HFS will accept both formats. Targeted start date for the claim transactions is September 15, 2011.
For those transactions that have an Errata mandated, the Errata version is the only one that HFS will test and implement.
HFS will continue to respond to transactions submitted in a 4010 format with the 997 and 824 acknowledgements. Transactions submitted in the 5010 format will be acknowledged with the 999 and 824. Please See Companion Guides for further information.
Plans are to continue accepting 4010 transmissions thru December 2011.
The process to switch to the 5010 version of the 835 transaction will be implemented on January 1, 2012. Until that time, HFS will continue using the 4010 version of the 835.