Information > Notifications > 2005

Date Notification/Reminder Description

September 15 Extension Letter

PDF available here. (PDF 35KB)

Compliance date extended to December 31, 2005.


Provider Notification for March, 2005

PDF available here. (PDF 13KB)

The New York Medicaid HIPAA Compliance
Deadline is Monday, March 21, 2005, 6:00 pm.


Provider Letter for March 7, 2005

PDF available here. (PDF 35KB)

Letter to Medicaid Eligibility Field Software users. The New York Medicaid program is terminating this PC software package on March 23rd 2005, as it does not send HIPAA-compliant requests. This date is final and will not be extended!


Provider Transition Letter from February, 2005

PDF available here. (PDF 197KB)

Implementation of the eMedNY Phase II processing system is scheduled for March 24, 2005.


Provider Phase II Testing Letter

PDF available here. (PDF 45KB)

The June issue of the Medicaid Update announced the upcoming implementation of eMedNY Phase II, the replacement of the current Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). Several subsequent articles
have discussed topics relating to the new system. The eMedNY Phase II implementation is scheduled for March 23, 2005.

The new system will require some changes to the manner in which providers interact with the New York State Medicaid Program.



Important Notice to Providers!

HIPAA Exception Processing ended December 29,2004. If you have been granted a hardship exemption to continue processing non-HIPAA claims and other transactions, and are continuing to send proprietary transactions to NY Medicaid, be advised that non-HIPAA transactions will be rejected after March 23, 2005!

If you are still experiencing difficulty with your conversion to HIPAA, and were unable able to meet the December 29 deadline, call the HIPAA Support Helpline at 1-800-522-5518. The State will evaluate your HIPAA readiness, and may make special arrangements to provide relief for providers that are making a sincere effort to migrate to HIPAA.

To expedite the process, a HIPAA Hardship Application Form can be downloaded here. The Form contains instructions and fax information.