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On January 1, 2012, a federal mandate requires health plans, clearinghouses and providers to use new standards in electronically conducting certain healthcare administrative transactions at the heart of daily operations, including claims submission and status requests and responses.
 
 
The deadline is approaching fast. Now is the time for effected healthcare organizations to upgrade and test their claims management systems to accommodate 5010 and prevent operational disruptions.  
 
AFMC has prepared a Q & A document to answer your immediate questions and concerns regarding functionality with us: Download and print a copy  
 
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AFMC’s Companion Guide.  
 

 
The Version 5010 Compliance Deadline is Less Than 90 Days Away! 
 
All entities covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must be ready to implement the Version 5010 transaction standards by December 31, 2011. In order to meet this compliance deadline, you need to conduct both Level I Internal Testing, and Level II External Testing of transactions.  
 
Level I Internal Testing
Level I Internal Testing allows you to identify and address any potential issues that may arise in advance of testing with external business partners. If you have not yet done so, take action now to complete your internal testing as soon as possible. By now, you should have completed Level I Internal Testing, and begun Level II External Testing.
 
 
Level II External Testing
For Level II External Testing, you should identify the business partners you currently conduct transactions with, and create a schedule and timeline for external testing with each partner. If you trade with a large number of business partners, identify priority partners to conduct testing with first.
 
 
To meet Level II compliance, business partners that should be included in external testing include: 
 
• Billing services
• Clearinghouses
• Pharmacies
• Entities responsible for coverage and benefit determinations
• Payers
 
 
To ensure a smooth transition during Level II External Testing, you should first test the transactions you currently use on a daily basis, such as:  
 
• Claims
• Eligibility determinations
• Remittances
• Referral authorizations
 
 
After testing your daily transactions, you are ready to test all remaining transactions to ensure that you are fully compliant for Level II External Testing.  
 
Keep up to date on Version 5010 and ICD-10. Visit the ICD-10 Web site for the latest news and resources to help you prepare.


  
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Your Checklist for Good Health! What can you do to stay healthy and prevent disease? You can get certain screening tests, take preventive medicine if you need it, and practice healthy behaviors. Men’s Checklist. Women’s Checklist 
 
Learn about HearPO, a hearing care discount program for your clients that makes hearing-aid services accessible, as well as affordable.    
 
Pre-cert 101 – Everything you wanted to know about AFMC’s Pre-cert process, but condensed down in an easy-to-use flyer.  
 
How to Create a Custom Directory and Search for Providers – These applications let you search and create a customized listing of facilities and/or practitioners participating in AFMC’s Network. 
 
Enrollment UploadUpload new groups or members.  
 
Renewal Form – Is it time for your client to renew their contract with AFMC? Do you want to inquire about their rates for the new contract? Use the Renewal Rates Form. 

 
Medical Management Programs and Wellness ServicesTo help control the rising cost of healthcare, AFMC – through our strategic partnerships – has compiled a comprehensive package of Medical Management Services and Wellness Programs. 
 
Convenience ClinicsAn alternative to urgent care centers, convenience clinics diagnose and treat a variety of common illnesses and minor injuries for patients 18 months and older. They also offer wellness and preventive services and vaccinations.