Recognition underscores company’s commitment to prepare for implementation of 5010

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Availity, LLC, the industry’s premier health information network, announced today it has been recognized by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, for achieving the requirements of its 5010 Readiness Assessment Program.
In order to fulfill these requirements, Availity satisfied or exceeded all planning and preparation activities consistent with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines for analysis, testing and implementation of the 5010 version of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) transactions, mandated for use after Jan. 1, 2012.
Availity demonstrated readiness in the following areas:
• Gap analysis
• System impact analysis
• Business process impact analysis
• Project planning
• Timeline for implementation
• Testing plans
• Implementation planning
• Contingency planning
“We care about the success of all of our information exchange partners during the 5010 transition,” said Trent Gavazzi, chief technology officer for Availity. “This recognition underscores Availity’s commitment to ready its health information network so that our health plan, partner and provider customers can process claims without interruption, allowing them to retain their focus on high quality delivery of health care.”

About EHNAC
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges and e-prescribing solution providers.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact info@ehnac.org.