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HIPAA Compliance

HHS Signals End to Health Plan Identifiers in New Proposed Rule

December 21, 2018 - Years of pushback from industry stakeholders has motivated an HHS proposal to eliminate a federal requirement for identifying health plans in HIPAA transactions. As everyone prepares to break for the holidays, the federal agency formally announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to eliminate the health plan identifier (HPID) and the voluntary other entity identifier (OEID). The...


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HHS Pilot Encourages Streamlined Health Plan HIPAA Compliance

by Thomas Beaton

HHS is launching a pilot program that streamlines reviews of health plan HIPAA compliance, the organization announced in an email to the CMS listserv. The HHS HIPAA Administrative Simplification Optimization Project pilot is an effort to...

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