I have just received word that the 005010 HIPAA schemas will not be supported in R2 but will only be available and supported in BizTalk 2009!

I am VERY surprised that Microsoft would decide that, given the somewhat slow accepting of new products in the Healthcare market. I am aware of many Payors and Providers that are using BizTalk for their HIPAA processing, and are either still using the Covast HIPAA accelerator or have barely started using the new R2 EDI components!

Does anyone know why the decision was made not to provide 005010 schemas for use in the HIPAA transactions in R2, is it simply a sales gimmick?