Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Transaction Standards Adopted Under HIPAA. Where can I obtain implementation guides for the standards?


The implementation guides for the ASC X12N standards may be obtained from the Washington Publishing Company, 806 W. Diamond Ave., Suite 400, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878; telephone: 301-949-9740; FAX: 301-949-9742. These guides are also available at no cost through the Washington Publishing Company on the Internet at

The implementation guide for retail pharmacy standards is available from the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, 4201 North 24th Street, Suite 365, Phoenix, AZ, 85016; telephone: 602-957-9105; FAX: 602-955-0749. It is also available from the NCPDP’s website at