|December 31, 2010||Complete internal testing|
|January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011||Conduct trading partner testing|
|January 1, 2012||Go live/fully compliant|
On March 15, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) announced that it will not initiate enforcement action for an additional three months, through June 30, 2012, against any covered entity that is required to comply with the updated transactions standards adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA): ASC X12 Version 5010, and NCPDP Versions D.0 and 3.0.
Please Note: MassHealth implemented 5010 on January 1, 2012, and no longer supports 4010 transaction processing. All new or existing MassHealth providers who have questions about the submission of 5010 files to MassHealth should contact the EDI Customer Service team at 1-800-841-2900, or e-mail their inquiry to EDI@MAhealth.net.
Please refer to the links below for more information about MassHealth's implementation of the 5010 standards. MassHealth will update this Web page as information becomes available.
- Changes to 5010 Billing Guides (PDF) Important! The 5010 billing guides have been updated. Please use this document to understand the latest changes that have been made to the billing guides since the previous versions were issued. These changes have also been incorporated into the most recent versions of the billing guides below.
- CMS-1500 Billing Guide (PDF) file size 2MB
- UB-04 Billing Guide (PDF)
- UB-04 Billing Guide for Residential Care Homes (PDF)
MassHealth Provider bulletins issued to support the implementation of the CMS mandate.
- All Provider Bulletin 222: 5010 Implementation Cutover
- All Provider Bulletin 219a: 5010 Implementation Readiness - Corrected
This bulletin has been corrected to reflect a revised date on which the EVSpc software and installation instructions will be available. The new date is December 12, 2011.
- All Provider Bulletin 216: HIPAA 5010 Diagnosis Code Requirement (PDF)
- All Provider Bulletin 213: Testing Readiness for CMS 5010 Mandate (PDF)
- All Provider Bulletin 210: 5010 Implementation Preparation (PDF)
- All Provider Bulletin 208: Overview of Key Changes to Be Implemented on January 1, 2012, to Support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5010 Mandate (PDF)
- All Provider Bulletin 205: Implementation Approach for HIPAA X12 5010 Electronic Transactions (PDF)
- Physician Bulletin 91: Anesthesia Services and 5010 Requirements (PDF)
- Changes to Companion Guides
Important! The companion guides for 5010 have been updated. Please use this document to understand the changes that have been made to the companion guides since the previous versions were issued. These changes have also been incorporated into the most recent versions of the companion guides below.
Please Note: When submitting electronic files to MassHealth, be sure to review the instructions in the appropriate companion guides, UB-04 and CMS-1500 Billing Guides, and billing tips flyers to determine the appropriate requirements for submitting electronic files to MassHealth.
- 270/271 Companion Guide
- 276/277 Companion Guide
- 820 Companion Guide
- 834 Outbound Companion Guide
- 835 Companion Guide
- 837I Companion Guide
- 837I Residential Care Homes Companion Guide
- 837P Companion Guide
EVSpc Version 5010
This version is valid on January 1, 2012.
Once you download the new 5010 software, it will override your current 4010 software. This means that you will not be able to send any 4010 transactions to MassHealth. If you plan to download the software before January 1, 2012, MassHealth recommends that you do one of the following:
- download the new software on a separate computer to ensure that your 4010 data is not erased; or
- download the new software only when you are ready to submit 5010 inquiries to MassHealth.
Please reference the EVSpc user guide, installation instructions, and the release notes for further instructions.
- MassHealth EVSpc 5.0 Installation Instructions
- MassHealth EVSpc 5.0 User Guide
- MassHealth EVSpc 5.0 Release Notes
Download EVSpc 5.0 software file size 19MB
Healthcare Transactions Services-System-to-System Testing
If you currently submit batch transactions directly to MassHealth (270/271, 276/277, 820, 834, 835, 837) and are interested in submitting batch transactions to MMIS via the automated Healthcare Transactions Services (HTS) method (that is, system-to-system), please contact MassHealth Customer Service at 1-800-841-2900 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
HIPAA Crosswalks for 5010
- Crosswalk for Claim Adjustment Reason and Remark Codes to MassHealth Error Codes
- Crosswalk of HIPAA Status Codes and Entity Codes to the MassHealth Explanation of Benefit Codes
- List of Explanation of Benefit Codes Appearing on the Remittance Advice
MassHealth has prepared the following job aids in support of the CMS 5010 mandate.
- Institutional Claim Submission to MassHealth with Coordination of Benefits Information (PDF)
- Professional Claim Submission to MassHealth with Coordination of Benefits Information (PDF)
- Institutional Claim Submission with MassHealth (PDF)
- Professional Claims Submission with MassHealth (PDF)
- Supplemental Instructions for MassHealth Dual Eligible Members with Medicare Part B Coverage Only (PDF)
MassHealth Provider Services is committed to providing 5010 training and educational materials for the provider community to support the implementation of the CMS 5010 mandate.
- Provider Association Feedback on 5010 Implementation
- Diagnosis Code Tips for All Providers
- Critical 5010 Testing Timeline (PDF)
- MassHealth 5010 Key Concepts (PDF)
- Selected Slides From November 10, 2010 Presentation (PDF)
5010 POSC Training for Claims
MassHealth is offering 5010 Webinar Training sessions to review changes to the Provider Online Service Center (POSC) direct data entry for Professional and Institutional claims. A Webinar for Professional claims is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th at 10:00 A.M. and a Webinar for Institutional claims is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st at 10:00 A.M. Each Webinar will last approximately one hour.
In order to prepare for participation in the Webinar, we would like to offer some brief instructions that should be completed before the meeting.
Please note that it is necessary for you to be able to simultaneously access the Internet and use a phone line in order to participate in this Webinar. If capable of this, please follow the instructions below for joining the Webinar.
Joining the HP Virtual Room (Webinar Session)
- Please join the meeting at least 10 minutes before the start of the meeting.
- Go to http://www.hp.com/go/rooms.
- In the "Join a meeting" box in the left column, enter your full name and the following key: RPHDFVEGCL.
- Click the "Go" button.
- A window will pop up and you will be automatically entered into the room. Please note that if you need to install any additional software or agreements, you will have to complete that part first then you will be entered into the room.
Accessing the Audio Component
- Dial 1-877-675-4345 to activate your participation in the conference call.
- Enter the Access Code 3859546301 # when prompted.
Vendor Testing Status as of 03/01/2012
MassHealth provides this data for informational purposes, so trading partners are aware of our testing efforts with billing intermediaries and software vendors. Please contact your billing intermediary and/or software vendor directly to determine if you can proceed with claims submissions to MassHealth.
Please Note: This is the last update that will be made to this list as part of the 5010 post-implementation project phase. If you use a vendor on this list that has a status other than “Testing Completed Successfully,” you may call MassHealth Customer Service at 1-800-841-2900, to see if the vendor has taken the necessary steps to complete testing and are authorized to submit transactions on behalf of MassHealth providers.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 5010 EDI Questions and Answers (PDF)
- Most Common 5010 File Submission Errors
- Quick Tips for Submitting 5010 Test Files to MassHealth
- Vendor Session Questions and Answers (PDF)
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Site
- CMS National Education Calls
- CMS Educational Resources
- WEDI Information
TPL Appendices and Forms
- AIH-47: Revised Appendix D
- CDR-26: Revised Appendix D
- CHC-92: Revised Appendix D
- HHA-45: Revised Appendix D
- MHC-44: Revised Appendix D
- NF-58: Revisions to Appendices D and G
- PIH-20: Revised Appendix D
TPL Billing Resources and Information
In the 5010 environment, certain authorized provider types may use a new data element, “total noncovered amount,” to report noncovered charges for specific third-party-liability (TPL) exception conditions. Providers who are authorized to use a “total noncovered amount” when reporting specific TPL exception conditions are listed below. The exception instructions are located in the supplemental instructions in the applicable appendix of the provider manual, as indicated below.
|Acute Inpatient Hospitals||Appendix D of the Acute Inpatient Hospital Manual|
|Chronic Disease and Rehabilitation Inpatient Hospitals||Appendix D of the Chronic Disease and Rehabilitation Inpatient Hospital Manual|
|Community Health Centers||Appendix D of the Community Health Center Manual|
|Home Health Agencies||Appendix D of the Home Health Agency Manual|
|Mental Health Centers||Appendix D of the Mental Health Center Manual|
|Nursing Facilities||Appendix G of the Nursing Facility Manual|
|Psychiatric Inpatient Hospitals||Appendix D of the Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Manual|
The above provider manual appendices contain specific MassHealth billing instructions for members who have Medicare or commercial insurance. The TPL appendices supplement the instructions contained in the HIPAA Implementation Guides, MassHealth companion guides and billing guides.
Providers who are not authorized to use the new 5010 field, “total noncovered amount,” should report the HIPAA adjustment reason code provided by the other insurer on their MassHealth claim submission to indicate that the other insurer has not paid the claim.
TPL forms have been revised to support changes in 5010.
This information is provided by MassHealth.