5010 Logjam Means No Pay for Physicians

Physicians are flooding their advocacy groups with complaints about cash flow problems as they seek deadline delays for a mandatory transition toward HIPAA 5010 electronic transactions.

2 comments on "5010 Logjam Means No Pay for Physicians"
hjp (2/10/2012 at 8:07 PM)

It appears the Obama administration is trying to force Physicians to abandon their Private Practices and become hospital employees. Restricting cash flow also deprives Physicians the ability to properly focus their attention and can create the potential for mistakes that open the practice to the risk of a malpractice lawsuit.
taylors (2/9/2012 at 7:07 PM)

This is a situation that was predicted, however we have not run into this problem but only with one MentalHealth carrier so far. Medicare payments have been paid just fine either under old 4010 or the new 5010, with no problems so far. Our plan is to submit both versions of claims so as to avoid massive denials should there be technical problems suddenly. I cannot help but wonder if the Providers billing software is to blame, however that should have become evident in the testing stage. We'd be more than happy to try to assist those Physicians who are in this predicament.


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