October 13, 2008 08:00 ET

ZirMed Begins Readying Systems for Migration to HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10

The Company Is Identifying and Developing Solutions to Ensure Seamless Transition for Customers and Business Partners

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - ZirMed, a nationally recognized revenue cycle management firm, announced today that it has begun readying its transaction processing platforms for the upcoming migration of the HIPAA transactions to version 5010 as well as the adoption of the ICD-10 code sets. ZirMed's analysts actively participate in the standards-setting process through organizations such as X12 and WEDI and are keenly aware of the changes associated with the proposed rules. ZirMed is currently performing an extensive analysis of the impact that these changes will have on its customers and developing solutions to assist in the migration process.

The migrations to the 5010 and ICD-10 have far reaching implications not only for healthcare providers, but also for healthcare software vendors and payers as well. Leveraging the strength and flexibility of its web-based architecture, ZirMed will support a phased migration which will accept both the current and future versions of these transactions and ICD standards. When necessary, ZirMed will also translate data formats to mitigate potential reimbursement disruptions and ensure that all of its customers and business partners have a seamless transition to the new standards.

"ZirMed understands the difficulties that providers face while navigating healthcare's complex and continually changing landscape, and thus we proactively monitor and develop solutions for emerging issues in the industry," said Doug Fielding, ZirMed's Chief Information Officer. "Our proven technology solutions have helped thousands of providers across the nation overcome healthcare's largest regulatory and administrative obstacles. We expect to meet the 5010 and ICD-10 conversion process with the same success as we had with HIPAA, NPI and scores of other EDI enhancements in the past."

About ZirMed

Founded in 1999, ZirMed is a nationally recognized leader in delivering revenue cycle management solutions to healthcare providers. ZirMed enables healthcare providers to leverage the power of technology to cure administrative burdens and increase cash flow. ZirMed solutions include eligibility verification, credit/debit card processing, check processing, claims management, coding compliancy and reimbursement management, electronic remittance advice, patient statements, patient e-commerce solutions and lock box services. ZirMed solutions are designed to complement provider workflow and to provide innovative, creative and flexible solutions for healthcare's most pressing administrative challenges. For more information about ZirMed, visit

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