AUC Year End Update - 2004
The information contained in this document represents the major
activities of the Minnesota AUC for 2004. Any questions or concerns about
the AUC can be directed to the Minnesota Department of Health at (651)
282-6343 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Minnesota Statutes Chapter 62J
Updated Language Legislation
AUC will have legislation sponsored by the Minnesota Department of
Health in regard to updating the language in 62J.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI)
The NPI workgroup is working on a list of providers that will be
eligible to apply for an NPI. This is a work in process and continues
to be developed.
- MN HIPAA Collaborative
The MN HIPAA Collaborative group has completed its work on the
Enhanced Eligibility to meet the eligibility determination needs of
Minnesota providers. Recently, they reviewed the 824 transaction set
and the Implementation guide and application report for the 5010
version. The group has continued funding for 2005 so they will
continue their work toward consistency in Minnesota.
- Dental Manual
The American Dental Association Dental Manual has been published and
was effective December 8, 2004. It can be reviewed at http://www.health.state.mn.us/auc/dntlmantag.htm
- EOB/Remittance Manual
The EOB/Remittance Manual will be published in early 2005. The
rule will be effective June 30, 2007. Payers and providers are welcome
to adopt these criteria earlier than the effective date.
- HCPCS Subcommittee Updates
It was announced at the HCPCS Committee meeting that all payers will
be ready to accept the new codes on January 1, 2005.
The 2005 HCPCS manual is on the Department of Human Services website
- CMS 1500 Manual
The Data Definitions Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the AUC
completed its work on the fifth update to the Minnesota Standards for
the Use of the CMS 1500 Claim Form manual. It is available through the
Minnesota Bookstore and was effective May 19, 2004. It is also posted
on the AUC website at http://www.health.state.mn.us/auc/dddesc.htm
- National Uniform Billing Committee
The NUBC has made the proposed UB04 available for comment at: http://www.nubc.org/
Comments are due on February 1, 2005.
- National Uniform Coding Committee (NUCC)
The NUCC has proposed changes to the CMS 1500 (formerly the HCFA 1500)
form and invite comments. Comments are due by February 15, 2005. The
draft 1500 can be reviewed at: http://www.nucc.org/draft1500/
Any comments need to be directed to the NUCC via email at: email@example.com
- AUC Has New Chair/Co-Chair for 2005
The AUC would like to thank Sue Lanigan, of Health East, for her
leadership and devotion to the AUC Chair position during 2004. We
would also like to welcome our new Chair, Stacey Alsdurf of the
Minnesota Department of Human Services, and Gretchen Thomson, of St.
Mary's Duluth Clinic as Co-Chair for 2005.
- AUC Meeting Dates for 2005
The AUC meeting dates for 2005 can be viewed at http://www.health.state.mn.us/auc/calendar.htm