The Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) announced on November 17,
2011, that although the 5010/D.0 compliance date of January 1, 2012 will not change,
HIPAA enforcement of compliance with the standards will be deferred until March 31,
The 5010 versions of the institutional and professional claim implementation guides
mandate that when claims use non-specific procedure codes a corresponding
description of the service is now required.