AUC Biannual Update: December 2003
The information contained in this document represents the major
activities of the Minnesota AUC for the last six months of 2003. Any
questions or concerns about the AUC can be directed to the Minnesota
Department of Health at (651) 282-6335 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
HIPAA Transactions & Code Sets The
big event for the AUC for the last half of 2003 was the October 16,
2003 compliance date for the HIPAA electronic transactions and codes
sets requirements. The AUC continues to monitor progress by the
Minnesota health care community in achieving compliance with HIPAA and
in identifying outstanding issues of concern. The Minnesota HIPAA
Collaborative, which involves many AUC members, announced that it will
continue throughout 2004.
2003 Legislative Changes & 2004
Legislative Proposals The Minnesota Legislature passed a minor change
to the Minnesota Administrative Simplification Act (62J.52) by
changing billing requirements for home infusion therapy from the UB92
to the CMS (HCFA) 1500 effective July 1, 2003.
A technical bill will likely be
introduced during the 2004 legislative session to change references
from HCFA to CMS.
CMS 1500 Manual The Data Definitions
Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the AUC completed work on the draft
version of the fifth update to the Minnesota Standards for the Use of
the CMS 1500 Claim Form manual. The draft manual was available for
public comment until December 24, 2003 and is available on the AUC Web
site at www.health.state.mn.us/auc or at Minnesota's Book Store (651)
297-3000 or (800) 657-3757.
EOB/Remit TAG A draft manual for a
standardized paper remittance advice and standardized explanation of
benefit has been completed and AUC member comments have been
solicited. This work is in response to state legislation mandating the
use of a standard paper remittance advice and explanation of benefits.
The manual will be effective October 2004.
Dental Manual TAG Work continues on the
development of a dental manual, similar to the CMS 1500 manual, to be
used when completing the ADA paper billing form. Work is scheduled to
be completed by early 2004.