ANSI v5010 Transition: Final Cutover Dates

April 23, 2012

To maintain compliance with HIPAA-standard transaction requirements and ensure that we meet the federal deadline, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is transitioning to the ANSI Version 5010 transaction format, as follows:

  • Effective May 3, 2012, as of 7:00 p.m. (MT), BCBSNM will no longer accept ANSI 837 electronic health care claim transactions in the v4010 format.
  • Effective May 12, 2012, BCBSNM will no longer transmit ANSI 835 electronic remittance advice (ERA) transactions in the v4010A1 format. If you have any concerns about being able to process v5010A1 835 ERA files from BCBSNM on or after May 12, 2012, please contact our Electronic Commerce Center at 800-746-4614 for assistance.


The new federal ANSI v5010 standard became effective on January 1, 2012. If you have not converted to ANSI v5010, contact your practice management system vendor, billing agent and/or clearinghouse to confirm timely adoption and system compatibility.

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