I just came across this earlier this week as I was going to order new CMS-1500 form, that looking at the announcements everyone has to use on 4/1/2014, there is a new version 02/12 (current is 08/05), the latest Medicare announcement can be found at http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Educ...06-27Enews.pdf
Here is the summary of the announcement from the NUCC (the committee set up by AMA that does the claim/code standards we have to deal with) from their website http://www.nucc.org:

August 6, 2013
The NUCC has approved a transition timeline for the version 02/12 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form (1500 Claim Form). In June, the NUCC announced the approval of the updated 1500 Claim Form that accommodates reporting needs for ICD-10 and aligns with requirements in the Accredited Standards Committee X12 (ASC X12) Health Care Claim: Professional (837P) Version 5010 Technical Report Type 3.
The NUCC approved the following transition timeline at its in-person meeting in Chicago on August 1, 2013.

  • January 6, 2014: Payers begin receiving and processing paper claims submitted on the revised 1500 Claim Form (version 02/12).
  • January 6 through March 31, 2014: Dual use period during which payers continue to receive and process paper claims submitted on the old 1500 Claim Form (version 08/05).
  • April 1, 2014: Payers receive and process paper claims submitted only on the revised 1500 Claim Form (version 02/12).

This timeline aligns with Medicare's transition timeline.