The Version 5010 (ASC X12 Version 5010) deadline was 1/1/12, but, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will not initiate enforcement action until 4/1/12. CMS made this decision based on industry feedback that many organizations and their trading partners were not yet ready to finalize system upgrades to be compliant. CMS is encouraging providers to continue internal testing as well as external testing of Version 5010 transactions to ensure compliance for Version 5010. Although enforcement action will not be taken prior to April 1, 2012, it is important that Version 5010 requirements are met as soon as possible. Time is running out. Become compliant or risk non-payment. We can help you get there. Learn how by calling Jim at Harmony Healthcare IT at 1-800-781-1044. Need more information? Consult the new CMS fact sheet: Version 5010: How Health Care Providers Can Ensure a Smooth Transition. Upgrading to Version 5010 is a critical first step for the nationwide transition to ICD-10 that will take place on October 1, 2013. It is important that you finish this process, so that you can continue to prepare your organization for the ICD-10 transition.