Dual Use of Existing Standards

Note that HHS permits the dual use of existing standards (4010/4010A1 and 5.1) and the new standards (5010 and D.0) from the March 17, 2009, effective date until the January 1, 2012 compliance date, to facilitate testing and subject to trading partner agreement.

5010 Testing

HHS recommends that the first of two testing levels of Version 5010 and D.0 begin now for all covered entities to achieve compliance beginning January 1, 2012. HHS expects no contingency period beyond that date and may impose civil penalties for non-compliance.