to the HIPAA Conformance Certification Organization.
is an organization serving the healthcare IT and vendor community with practical
guidelines and services for complying with HIPAA regulations through
the use of conformance standards and services. During the original
4010A HIPAA implementation, HCCO was the first orgainization to
introduce the concept of interoperability across EDI Venrdors and HIPAA
Validation companies through its industry leading Common Conformance
Assessment Programs (CCAP). HCCO believes that all cost-effective and
successful HIPAA compliance strategies require a common
approach to implementation among communities of covered entities, their
software vendors, business associates and trading partners.
HCCO will continue its mission by offering the healthcare IT industry
through collaboration with industry experts,advanced
EDI testing methodologies, and both conceptual and proven HIPAA 5010
and ICD-10 solutions.
knows that healthcare IT departments will be under a tremendous burden
both resource and bugdetary having to undergo HIPAA 5010 transactional
changes, tackling the major migration to ICD-10,
implementing EHR's and all the while
focusing on Health Information Exchanges (HIE). The
industry does have the advantage of having successfully completed HIPAA 4010A and can
certainly use the lessons learned from the original implementation and testing effort to
advanced strategies for completing the work effort this time around. It is HCCO's
intention for assisting where it can by rolling out several strategic programs and
initiatives which the healthcare industry can leverage through these challenging times.
believes these solutions will improve the development, testing and
migration efforts for all our member companies and the healthcare
community at large. One of our first initiatives will be the
introduction of our new CCAP 5010 program for HIPAA edits being
introduced in January 2010.
HCCO CCAP 5010 Program
HCCO is pleased to announce that our Common Conformance Assessment
Program will be utilized again to assist the healthcare industry in
assuring 5010 interoperability and common interpretations across all
HIPAA transaction sets. This program will involve the voluntary
collaboration of all the major EDI software vendors and HIPAA
compliance validators representing both health plan and provider IT
solutions. The process will involve the execution and processing of
thousands of EDI test files processed concurrently through all
participating vendors and ensuring all 5010 edits are identified and
interpreted the same way. HCCO's advanced CCAP interoperability
testing service will save the healthcare industry millions of
dollars implementation costs.
strategic benefits include compliance testing and debugging in a vendor
neutral environment, alignment of compliance edits across all vendors
promoting interoperable transactions, continuous supply of updated
test files for all HIPAA transactions, a large
testbed for regression testing, leading business intelligence on
compliance issues, X12 implementation resolutions and HCCO
Conformance Certification upon completion. For
more information on our upcoming CCAP 5010 program or to sign up as a
participating vendor, send an email to
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HIPAA 5010 Test Files
the coming months HCCO will be publishing sample HIPAA 5010 test files
for use by the healthcare community. These test files will cover
various testing scenarios across all HIPAA transaction sets. These
files will be free to use and share with your trading partners and we
will host additional free test files sent in by our member
organizations that wish to add additional testing scenarios for the
healthcare IT community as a whole. For more information on HCCO test files or to send in your sample de-identified test files, please send an email to
New Comprehensive HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 Implementation Book Coming Soon!
will be sponsoring a second book publishing as a follow up to its
successful HIPAA Program Reference Handbook published in 2004 for the
original HIPAA Privacy, Transactions and Security implementations. This
new and informative book will cover in-depth analysis and
recommendations pertaining to both 5010 and ICD-10 software
development, testing and implementation guidlines along with the
crucial new ways healthcare needs to address their business model for
successful ICD-10 codeset migration. Authors will include Mark Lott,
Stanley Nachimson, X-12 authors, etc. More details will follow soon...
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HCCO Audited Solution Providers
early 2010, HCCO will introduce a new HIPAA 5010/ICD-10 Solution
Provider Audit Program which will provide our member organizations and
the healthcare industry as a whole, consistent guidelines from which to
select qualified HIPAA and ICD-10 resources and solutions. Our
comprehensive program will audit consulting companies, solution
providers, outsourcing vendors and BPO organizations for advanced HIPAA
and ICD knowledge and skill sets within their organizations ensuring
all covered entities with confidence that HCCO approved vendors can
deliver high quality resources and solutions. There are many vendors
offering HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 solutions to the marketplace but which
ones should you use to assist your remediation and migration efforts?
Choosing the wrong partner could cost you millions in lost project
costs and missed deadlines. Choose your vendors wisely and look for
their HCCO seal of approval. For
more information on HCCO Audited Solution Providers or to request an
audit review of your organization's HIPAA and ICD-10 capabilities send
an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.