Clinical Social Workers Be Aware: Version 5010 is Coming

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Clinical Social Work

Practice Perspectives


Effective January 1, 2012, clinical social workers and other health care providers, health care clearinghouses, covered entities, and business associates who use electronic transactions mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), will be required to replace the current software, Version 4010/4010A standards, with Version 5010 standards. Version 5010 updates standards including claims submission and status, remittance advice, eligibility, and referral authorizations. Electronic transactions that do not use Version 5010 beginning January 2012, will be rejected for non-compliance with HIPAA electronic transactions. Rejections include denial of reimbursement.

Members Only

Members only content keeps NASW Members current with the latest practice information and social work trends.

Join NASW Today

About Practice Perspectives

NASW Practice Perspectives are valuable members-only resources that provide insight on trends affecting social work practice.

View all Practice Tools
National Association of Social Workers, 750 First Street, NE • Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002
NASW Member Services 800-742-4089 Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET or
©2017 National Association of Social Workers. All Rights Reserved.
  • Update Your Profile in the Member Center
  • Login