For your near term planning, be advised that X12N is currently putting
the final touches on drafts of two new version 005010 Type 3 Technical
005010X291 Health Care Predetermination: Professional
005010X292 Health Care Predetermination: Institutional.
These TR3s describe "the use of the ANSI ASC X12 Health Care Claim (837)
transaction set for the submission and transfer of ...
predeterminations to health care payers and clearinghouses."
In accordance with X12N's TR3 creation procedures, both of these new
TR3s will be made available for at least thirty days of public comment.
As of the moment, these public comment periods are targeted to begin
sometime during the latter half of this month: July, 2009.
Thought you might want to know about this as you make your summer
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