MAKING THE SWITCH
The timeline for conversion from the ASC X12 Version 4010 data standards to Version 5010
January 2009 HHS publishes the final rule on conversion from Version 4010 to Version 5010. March 2009 Effective date of the final rule. January 2009 Begin Level I compliance preparations (gap analysis, design, development). January 2010 Begin Level I compliance testing (internal testing, sending and receiving data in-house) using Version 5010 standards. December 2010 Achieve Level I compliance: Organization is fully able to send and receive data using Version 5010 standards in-house. January 2011 Begin Level II compliance testing (external testing) using Version 5010 standards with business partners. January 2012 Achieve Level II compliance: Organization can send and receive data using Version 5010 with business partners.