April 22, 2011

HHA-11-04
DC-11-04
ASC-11-06

BC-11-05
HP-11-04
SA-11-04
MS-11-05

To:

All Blue Cross Contracting Providers

From:

Connie Winkley – Education/Communication Coordinator
Institutional Relations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.
An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

Subject:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Testing HIPAA 5010

As part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas due diligence in implementing the federally mandated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 5010, we would like to partner with our providers to test the new version of the standards.  By working together now, we will be able to ensure all our systems and processes are ready for the January 1, 2012, mandate.

If you have questions about HIPAA 5010 or Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas test requirements, please visit the HIPAA 5010 web page or you can contact EDI at 1-800-472-6481 option 1. 

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