Update to Correct Error in Version 4.0 7/16 1500 Instruction Manual
July 28, 2016
The NUCC has released an update to its V4.0 07/16 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form Reference Manual. The update corrects an error in the instructions for reporting the ZIP code in 32 (Service Facility Location) and 33 (Billing Provider). The instructions currently state to report a 5 or 9-digit ZIP code. This is incorrect and should state to report a 9-digit ZIP code. A 5-digit ZIP code is not allowed.
This change goes into effect immediately and will be included in the next release of the 1500 instruction manual. The complete list of changes made to the instruction manual since its release is available on the "1500 Instructions" page under the "1500 Claim Form" tab.
Release of 2016 1500 Instruction Manual
July 1, 2016
The NUCC has released its annual, updated version of its 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form Reference Instruction Manual for the 1500 Claim Form. The updated instruction manual, Version 4.0 7/16, goes into effect immediately and is available under the 1500 Claim Form tab.
All changes that were made to the instructions following the July 2015 release have been incorporated into this version of the instruction manual. A change log showing all of the updates is also available under the 1500 Claim Form tab. Any interim changes, clarifications, or corrections to the instructions following this release will be posted on the NUCC website.
July 2016 Updates to Health Care Provider Taxonomy Code Set
June 30, 2016
The NUCC has released the semi-annual update to the Health Care Provider Taxonomy code set, which will go into effect on October 1, 2015. The complete code set, including the list of new codes, is available under the "Code Sets" tab. The PDF download version of the code set is also available there.
When reviewing the Health Care Provider Taxonomy code set online, revisions made since the last release can be identified by the color code; new items are green.
August 2016 In-person Meeting
The NUCC will hold its next in-person meeting August 17, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. No registration is required to attend the meeting.
Wednesday August 17, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
NUCC/NUBC Joint Meeting
Wednesday August 17, 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The meeting is being held at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, 550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
To reserve a room, call 410-234-0550 and ask for the American Hospital Association room block for the National Uniform Billing Committee/National Uniform Claim Committee meetings.
The room rate is $159/night.
The cut-off date to reserve a room is Friday August 5, 2016.
Resources for Implementing the 02/12 1500 Claim Form
Payers may begin accepting the 02/12 1500 Claim Form as of January 6, 2014. The following resources will assist your organization in implementing the revised form:
- Understanding the Changes to the 0212 1500 Claim Form presentation
- Updating to the 0212 1500 Claim Form
Submitters of the form should follow up with their specific payer(s) regarding their transition timeline information.
Questions about the DSMO Process?
The Designated Standards Maintenance Organizations (DSMO) have created a presentation "Understanding the HIPAA Processes" to provide information on the HIPAA transactions, code sets, and operating rules processes under HIPAA. The presentation was developed to satisfy an industry need to have in one concise document the process of how to request changes to HIPAA mandated standards.
The presentation is available here: DSMO: Understanding the HIPAA Process
The DSMO includes three American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited standard development organizations ‐ Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12, Health Level Seven (HL7) International, and the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and three data content organizations ‐ the American Dental Association (ADA) Dental Content Committee (DeCC), National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC), and National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC). The DSMO reviews change requests to the HIPAA designated standards and requests for new standards and code sets to be adopted.