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Announcement of Successful Implementation of ANSI v5010

July 24, 2012 

Over the last several years, we have all been working to implement ANSI v5010. Now, after all of the hard work and hours spent in pursuit of achieving our common goal, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is pleased to announce that we are fully operational with ANSI v5010. In fact, the final stages of the project were completed well ahead of the June 30, 2012, federally mandated enforcement deadline.

ANSI v5010 enables a significant increase in the throughput of all transactions compared to the limitations of ANSI v4010. Additionally, the new platform will allow all of us to work toward ICD-10 implementation, which is the next business mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for your patience and cooperation during this transition. Your dedication was essential to the success of this project.