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HealthPlus of Michigan Selects Edifecs to Achieve HIPAA 5010 Compliance
Sep 13, 2010 (11:09 AM EDT)


HealthPlus of Michigan will use Edifecs5010™ Solution to manage their 5010 mapping, translation and validation

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Edifecs, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare software solutions specializing in Healthcare Channel Modernization for HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10, announced today that HealthPlus of Michigan has selected Edifecs solutions to accelerate their efforts to meet the upcoming HIPAA 5010 compliance mandate. HealthPlus, a nonprofit health benefits company serving more than 200,000 people throughout the state of Michigan, will use Edifecs SpecBuilder and XEngine products for mapping and translation of inbound and outbound HIPAA 5010 transactions.

HealthPlus of Michigan selected Edifecs as its partner to help them accelerate their efforts to achieve the upcoming Level 1 (1/1/2011) and Level 2 (1/1/2012) HIPAA 5010 compliance deadlines mandated by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) without the need to replace or remediate their existing core processing systems.

One of the biggest challenges for organizations in meeting HIPAA 5010 compliance is adapting legacy systems to support the new format. The Edifecs5010 solution provides a cost-effective and scalable option for healthcare organizations to exchange HIPAA 5010 transactions without the need for upgrading or replacing core processing systems, thereby keeping risk, scope and expenses under control. The solution also provides a foundation for more easily transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 standard.

"HealthPlus has a very rigorous process for selecting vendors and technologies to support key strategic business initiatives," said Julie Boyer, Senior Director of Information Systems for HealthPlus of Michigan. "Edifecs met our standards both from a partnership perspective but also in offering a high-performing, scalable solution for meeting 5010 compliance within budget and with minimal impact to our business."

"We are very pleased to be working with a recognized leader in service and quality," said Chanbir Mann, Chief Operating Office for Edifecs. "Our solution for 5010 compliance will support HealthPlus of Michigan in meeting this important mandate within budget and scope without having to divert attention away from other important corporate initiatives."

About Edifecs, Inc.

An industry leader since 1996, Edifecs provides software solutions for healthcare organizations and supply chain industries that simplify the exchange of information across enterprises while automating core business processes.  

Edifecs has more than 1,600 customers that include healthcare organizations as well as enterprise businesses in other verticals, including manufacturing, online financial services and retail.

Edifecs is recognized as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the state of Washington, one of the 100 Best Places to Work for in the state of Washington, and an Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in the US.

Edifecs is headquartered in Bellevue, WA. For more information, please visit www.edifecs.com

About HealthPlus of Michigan

HealthPlus of Michigan - a nonprofit health-benefits company - along with its subsidiaries offers a comprehensive portfolio of PPO, HMO and TPA health plans tailored to meet the needs of employers, families, individuals and government (Medicare, Medicaid, MIChild, county health programs). Most HealthPlus benefit plans include access to extensive online health, wellness and lifestyle resources.

HealthPlus' commercial and Medicare HMOs have ranked among "America's Best Health Plans" by U.S. News & World Report for the past five years; its commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid plans have been accredited as "Excellent" by National Committee for Quality Assurance for the past 11, 9 and 7 consecutive years, respectively.

Founded in 1979, HealthPlus - with a staff of more than 400 at its Flint headquarters and regional offices in Saginaw and Troy - serves more than 200,000 people statewide. To advance its vision of building healthier communities, HealthPlus contributes hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to more than 200 nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves.

*America's Best Health Plans 2009-10 is a trademark of U.S. News & World Report.

Media Contacts:


Jamie Gier, Vice President of Corporate Marketing

Edifecs

jamie.gier@edifecs.com  


Shawn Boeneman, Corporate Communications Administrator

HealthPlus of Michigan

sboenema@healthplus.org



SOURCE Edifecs, Inc.