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BCBSNC requires all covered entities to be ready for HIPAA 5010 compliance as of January 1, 2012


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has been in production with HIPAA 5010 transactions since August 2011. The HIPAA 5010 Compliance date remains unchanged. We require all covered entities to be ready for HIPAA 5010 compliance as of January 1, 2012.

It is imperative that we continue working together with our providers and trading partners to assure readiness to send and receive the HIPAA 5010 by the 1/1/2012 compliance deadline.

It is important not to delay until late December to adhere to HIPAA 5010 compliance for various reasons:

  • Testing and the move to production can be time consuming. Earlier initiation of the migration process helps us all avoid an unnecessary backlog of activity and ensure compliance by 1/1/2012.
  • Sufficient time should be given to observe your HIPAA 5010 production results so corrective actions, if necessary, can be taken to avoid cash flow disruptions.
  • BCBSNC will be closed for the holiday on Monday, December 26, 2011, and December 30, 2011 is the last working day of the year.

We do not want you to experience any disruption to your electronic business processes. Contact the eSolutions Help Desk today at 1-888-333-8594 to finalize your HIPAA 5010 conversion plans.