HIPAA resources and electronic transactions

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides an important regulatory safeguard for the privacy of health information. To help providers understand the requirements of HIPAA compliance, we’re providing access to resources.

HIPAA 5010 communication

The following Quick Points, Bulletins and other communications will inform you of the latest changes relating to HIPAA 5010 transactions and readiness:

General information

Minnesota Eligibility and Benefits – Electronic Transaction Quick Reference (PDF)  
HIPAA 270/271 Companion Guide (PDF)
HIPAA 276/277 Companion Guide (PDF)
HIPAA 5010 270/271 FAQ (PDF)

News and updates

P7-12, Provider Bulletin, March 6, 2012 – Blue Cross, Blue Plus and BlueLink TPA prepare to move to HIPPA 5010 version only (PDF)
QP 3-12, Quick Points, January 26, 2012 – Revision: Lessons learned for HIPPA 5010 transactions (PDF)
QP 1-12, Quick Points, January 3, 2012 – Important Notice on 5010 claim submission to Blue Cross and BlueLink TPA (PDF)
QP 26-11, Quick Points, December 23, 2011 – Availity completing their HIPAA 5010 system migration (PDF)
QP 21-11 Quick Points, November 11, 2011 – SecureBlue (HMO SNP) HIPAA 5010 835 transactions and DRG (PDF)
P22-11, Provider Bulletin, November 1, 2011 – Discontinuation of paper remittances - Register with Availity now (PDF)
QP 14R1-11 Quick Points, October 7, 2011 – Revised - Lessons learned for HIPAA 5010 transactions (PDF)
QP14-11 Quick Points, September 20, 2011 – Lessons learned for HIPAA 5010 transactions (PDF)
P12-11 Bulletin, July 20, 2011 – To minimize disruption in posting your remittances, register with Availity now (PDF)
QP7-11 Quick Points, May 4, 2011 – Blue Cross prepares to send HIPAA 5010 835 Health Care Claims Payment Advice transaction (PDF) Revised - see 12-11
P5-11 Bulletin, February 28, 2011 – Important Update as Blue Cross Prepares to Receive HIPAA 5010 Transactions (PDF)
QP27-10 Quick Points, December 21, 2010 – Medicaid Subrogation Claims (PDF)
QP17-10 Quick Points, September 12, 2010 – Provider 5010 Implementation Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

HIPAA 835 electronic remittance

All providers who receive an 835 remittance can view transactions electronically.

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Department of Health and Human Services Data and Transactions Standards

Government resource for data and transactions standards.

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Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission

Electronic data interchange information from national accreditation authority.

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American Health Information Management Association

Site for association focused on managing personal health information to deliver quality healthcare to the public.

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Minnesota HIPAA Collaborative

Group formed to help Minnesota providers and health plans achieve timely and cost-effective implementation of the HIPAA transactions, codes, and identifier standards (not privacy and security).

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National Uniform Claim Committee

Information published in cooperation with the National Uniform Claim Committee by the American Medical Association.

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