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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor and Employment
Agency 30. Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
Chapter 16. Electronic Medical Billing
8/13/2020

16VAC30-16-30. Formats for Electronic Medical Bill Processing.

A. For electronic transactions, the following electronic medical bill processing standards shall be used:

1. Billing.

a. Professional billing: The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3 and Errata, Health Care Claim: Professional (837), June 2010, ASC X12, 005010X222A1.

b. Institutional or hospital billing: The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3 and Errata, Health Care Claim: Institutional (837), June 2010, ASC X12, 005010X223A2.

c. Dental billing: The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3 and Errata to Health Care Claim: Dental (837), June 2010, ASC X12, 005010X224A2.

d. Retail pharmacy billing: The Telecommunication Standard Implementation Guide, Version D, Release 0 (Version D.0), August 2007, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) and the Batch Standard Batch Implementation Guide, Version 1, Release 2 (Version 1.2), January 2006, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs.

2. Acknowledgment.

a. Electronic responses to the ASC X12N 837 transactions.

(1) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange TA1 Interchange Acknowledgment contained in the standards adopted under subdivision A 1 of this section;

(2) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, Implementation Acknowledgment for Health Care Insurance (999), June 2007, ASC X12N/005010X231; and

(3) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, Health Care Claim Acknowledgment (277CA), January 2007, ASC X12N/005010X214.

b. Electronic responses to NCPDP transactions. The response contained in the standards adopted under subdivision A 1 d of this section.

3. Electronic remittance advice: The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3 Errata to Health Care Claim Payment/Advice (835), June 2010, ASC X12, 005010X221A1.

4. ASC X12 ancillary formats.

a. The ASC X12N/005010X213 Request for Additional Information (277) is used to request additional attachments that were not originally submitted with the electronic medical bill.

b. Health Claim Status Request and Response.

The use of the formats in this subdivision 4 is voluntary, and Section 2.2.2 of the Companion Guide presents an explanation of how to use them in workers' compensation.

5. Documentation submitted with an electronic medical bill in accordance with 16VAC30-16-50 E (relating to medical documentation): ASC X12N Additional Information to Support a Health Claim or Encounter (275), February 2008, ASC X12, 005010X210.

B. Payers and health care providers may exchange electronic data in a nonprescribed format by mutual agreement. All data elements required in the Virginia-prescribed formats shall be present in any mutually agreed upon format.

C. The implementation specifications for the ASC X12N and the ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange may be obtained from the ASC X12, 7600 Leesburg Pike, Suite 430, Falls Church, VA 22043; telephone (703) 970‑4480; and FAX (703) 970‑4488. They are also available online at http://store.x12.org/. A fee is charged for all implementation specifications.

D. The implementation specifications for the retail pharmacy standards may be obtained from the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, 9240 East Raintree Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; telephone (480) 477‑1000; and FAX (480) 767‑1042. They are also available online at http://www.ncpdp.org. A fee is charged for all implementation specifications.

E. Nothing in this section will prohibit payers and health care providers from using a direct data entry methodology for complying with the requirements of this section, provided the methodology complies with the data content requirements of the formats enumerated in subsection A of this section and this chapter.

F. The most recent standard for the formats in subsection A of this section shall be used, commencing on the effective date of the applicable standard as published in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Statutory Authority

§ 65.2-605.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 35, Issue 10, eff. February 6, 2019.

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