Morris is currently the deputy director of the Defense Logistics Management Standards Office where he is tasked with implementing the Department of Defense-wide replacement of the legacy Military Standards Systems transaction formats with the Defense Logistics Management Standards utilizing electronic data interchange based on the American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Committee X12
standard and World Wide Web Consortium compliant eXtensible Markup Language.
In addition to the requirements for using the ICD-10 code sets, the CMS also is proposing to require entities covered under HIPAA to implement updated versions of electronic transmission standards--the Accredited Standards Committee X12
Version 5010 and the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Version D.O.
A second draft data set was issued for industry review during the first quarter of this year, and the task force anticipates that the standards will be reviewed and approved by the national EDI standards body (Accredited Standards Committee X12
) by the fourth quarter of 1998.