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Compliance Timetable

October 15, 2002 Deadline to submit a compliance extension form for Electronic Health Care Transactions and Code Sets.
October 16, 2002 Electronic Health Care Transactions and Code Sets - all covered entities except those who filed for an extension and are not a small health plan.
April 14, 2003 Privacy - all covered entities except small health plans.
April 16, 2003 Electronic Health Care Transactions and Code Sets - all covered entities must have started software and systems testing.
October 16, 2003 Electronic Health Care Transactions and Code Sets - all covered entities who filed for an extension and small health plans.
October 16, 2003 Medicare will only accept paper claims under limited circumstances.
April 14, 2004 Privacy - small health plans.
July 30, 2004 Employer Identifier Standard - all covered entities except small health plans.
April 20, 2005 Security Standards - all covered entities except small health plans.
August 1, 2005 Employer Identifier Standard - small health plans.
April 20, 2006 Security Standards small health plans.
May 23, 2007 National Provider Identifier - all covered entities except small health plans.
May 23, 2008 National Provider Identifier - small health plans.