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August 13, 2014

Final HHS rule issued 8/4/14 changes ICD-10 compliance date from October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2015.

August 1, 2014

The July AUC Newsletter (PDF: 629KB/7pgs) is available.

July 30, 2014

Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Grace Period Notification Best Practices

July 28, 2014

Now available: Minnesota Companion Guide Version 1.1 for the Implementation of NCPDP Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) Transactions [NCPDP SCRIPT Standard version 2013101]

The Minnesota Companion Guide Version 1.1 for the Implementation of NCPDP Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) Transactions [NCPDP SCRIPT Standard version 2013101] (PDF: 38KB/1pgs) is now available and supersedes version 1.0.

June 30, 2014

The June AUC Newsletter (PDF: 413KB/8pgs) is available.

May 27, 2014

The May AUC Newsletter (PDF: 374KB/4pgs) is available.

April 24, 2014

The April AUC Newsletter (PDF: 755KB/7pgs) is available.

April 2, 2014

Delay in ICD-10 implementation signed into law 4/1/14; impacts on Minnesota Health Care "e-billing" requirements being evaluated. Please see the 4/2/14 ICD-10 Delay Announcement (PDF: 163KB/1pgs)

March 24, 2014

The AUC TAG Activity Summary for March (PDF: 223KB/6pgs) is available.

March 5, 2014

AUC hosting free webinar on ICD-10 readiness (PDF: 84KB/2pgs), 2:00-3:30p.m., Tuesday, March 11

February 19, 2014

The AUC TAG Activity Summary for February (PDF: 217KB/6pgs) is available.

February 3, 2014

Information to Aid Transition to ICD-10

The AUC is working with the Minnesota ICD-10 Collaborative to provide information about Collaborative activities and resources to aid the transition to ICD-10.  Please note the new navigation link for “ICD-10” on the left side of the page, and check out the ICD-10 pages often for any updates.

January 27, 2014

The AUC TAG Activity Summary for January (PDF: 293KB/5pgs) is available.

January 27, 2014

The Acknowledgments Best Practice PowerPoint Presentation (PDF: 715KB/60ps) is a training tool that explains several important types of acknowledgments. It includes illustrations for the most common types of Acknowledgment transactions through a variety of situational scenarios and applies to health care providers, group purchasers (payers), clearinghouses and other interested parties. This best practice is not required, but the training is highly encouraged to obtain the maximum value from Acknowledgments.

December 31, 2013

v8.0 Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides (MUCGs) Now Available - v8.0 Supersedes all previous versions, effective January 31, 2014
As announced in the December 30, 2013 Minnesota State Register, Volume 38, Number 38 (PDF: 236KB/30pgs) the five v8.0 MUCGs below have been adopted into rule, effective January 31, 2014.  Version 8.0 will supersede all previous versions, and provide instructions and information for the standard, electronic exchange of health care administrative transactions pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536.

New v8.0 MUCGs (rules) effective January 31, 2014:

  • v8.0 ASC X12N/005010X222A1 Health Care Claim: Professional (837) (PDF: 483KB/67pgs);
  • v8.0 ASC X12N/005010X223A2 Health Care Claim: Institutional (837) (PDF: 388KB/49pgs);
  • v8.0 ASC X12N/005010X224A2 Health Care Claim: Dental (837) (PDF: 215KB/21pgs);
  • v8.0 X12N/005010X221A1 Health Care Claim Payment/Advice (835) (PDF: 238KB/29pgs);
  • v8.0 ASC X12N/005010X279A1 Health Care Eligibility Benefit Inquiry and Response (270/2710) (PDF: 178KB/20pgs)
  • December 31, 2013

    The AUC TAG Activity Summary for December (PDF: 299KB/5pgs) is available.

    November 26, 2013

    The AUC TAG Activity Summary for November (PDF: 625KB/7pgs) is available.

    November 18, 2013

    Please note: The following news item was originally posted on October 16th with an incorrect link. The item is being reposted with the correct link.

    Revised and updated Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Best Practice (PDF: 57KB/1pgs) now available.

    November 7, 2013

    The Minnesota ICD-10 Collaborative hosted a webinar on November 6 regarding "Payer and Provider Testing Strategies" for ICD-10. Here is a link to the webinar presentation (PDF: 276KB/20pgs), as well to Mental Health Billing Information (PDF: 41KB/1pgs) that was also presented at the webinar.

    October 16, 2013

    Revised and updated Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Best Practice (PDF: 57KB/1pgs) now available.

    October 16, 2013

    The AUC TAG Activity Summary for October (PDF: 158KB/4pgs) is available.

    September 23, 2013

    Proposed revised companion guide rules and 30-day public comment period announced

    MDH published a notice in the September 23, 2013 Minnesota State Register of five proposed revised Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide (MUCG) rules and the start of a 30-day public comment period to comment on the proposed revisions.

    September 16, 2013

    The AUC TAG Activity Summary for September (PDF: 104KB/3pgs) is available.

    September 12, 2013

    "Implementation and Compliance Update" published.

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) occasionally publishes information and clarifications regarding the state's requirements for the standard, electronic exchange of health care business (administrative) transactions pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536. MDH recently issued "Implementation and Compliance Update #7.0" regarding "Compliance with Minnesota Workers' Compensation E-billing Requirements -- Information for Clearinghouses and Others" (PDF: 98KB/2pgs) with important compliance information regarding: claims attachments, use of 5010, D.0, and ICD-10; inappropriate charges; and collecting and posting of clearinghouse information.

    September 12, 2013

    Minnesota Department of Health announces availability of companion guide for Prescription Drug Electronic Prior Authorization

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently announced the availability of a companion guide to be used by health care providers and group purchasers (payers) for the exchange of standard, electronic prescription drug prior authorizations.  It is being made available for use pursuant to requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.497, Subd. 5(b) that:

    “By January 1, 2014, the Minnesota Administrative Uniformity Committee shall develop the standard companion guide by which providers and group purchasers will exchange standard drug authorization requests using electronic data interchange standards, if available, with the goal of alignment with standards that are or will potentially be used nationally.”

    September 4, 2013

    Minnesota ICD-10 Collaborative presentation slide deck for today's presentation on "Coding Accuracy From A Provider's Perspective" (PDF: 405KB/26pgs) is available.

    April 8, 2013
    April 8, 2013: The Minnesota Department of Health announces the adoption into rule of version 4.0 of the Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide (MUCG) for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X214E2 Health Care Claim Acknowledgment (277). Version 4.0 supersedes all previous versions and is the version now required to be used. Please see the Minnesota State Register notice for further information.
    January 28, 2013
    January 28, 2013: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces the adoption into rule of version 6.0 of the Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of ASC X12N/005010X221A1 Health Care Claim Payment/Advice (835). Version 6.0 supersedes all previous versions and is the version required to be used.

    The announcement above was published in the January 28, 2013 edition of the State Register, available at http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/mnbookstore.asp?page=register (scroll down the menu list on the left hand side of the page and click “State Register”.)

    December 3, 2012
    Exception for non-HIPAA covered entities from requirements for the standard, electronic exchange of eligibility inquiry and response transactions is continued through 2013. See State Register notice for further information.
    October 15, 2012
    Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces adoption of revised rule:
    "Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the ASCX12/005010X279A1 Health Care Eligibility Benefit Inquiry and Response (270/271) Version 6.0."
    (PDF: 22 pages)
    August 6, 2012
    Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces proposed revised rule:
    "Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the ASCX12/005010X279A1 Health Care Eligibility Benefit Inquiry and Response (270/271) Version 5.0."
    (PDF: 22 pages)
    Effective February 2012
    WPS-Medicare update: do not use AUC claims attachment fax cover sheet to submit claims attachments to WPS-Medicare

    The following notice has been posted at the request of WPS Medicare: The AUC [claims attachment fax cover sheet] is being used to submit attachment information to WPS Medicare Part B. The AUC cover sheet will be rejected. Implementation of the PWK (Paperwork) Segment for X12N version 5010 for WPS Medicare Part B is scheduled for 4/2/12. No faxed attachments will be accepted prior to implementation of PWK. Any faxed information received with an AUC cover sheet will not be recognized for claims submission. The WPS Medicare Part B cover sheet for faxed or mailed documentation as of 4/2/12 can be located at: http://www.wpsmedicare.com

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  • April 23, 2014 AUC Newsletter (PDF: 755KB/7pgs)

  • March 24, 2014 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 223KB/6pgs)

  • February 19, 2014 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 217KB/6pgs)

  • January 22, 2014 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 292KB/5pgs)

  • December 20, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 299KB/5pgs)

  • November 22, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 625KB/7pgs)

  • October 11, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 158KB/4pgs)

  • September 16, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 104KB/3pgs)

  • August 19, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 414KB/4pgs)

  • July 22, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 126KB/4pgs)

  • June 20, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 392KB/7pgs)

  • May 14, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 239KB/6pgs)

  • April 12, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 562KB/7pgs)

  • March 29, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 141KB/15pgs)

  • February 26, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 133KB/12pgs)

  • February 4, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 82KB/10pgs)

  • January 2, 2013 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 84KB/10pgs)

  • October 30, 2012 TAG Activity Summary (PDF: 145KB/17pgs)

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