November 5 Deadline to Obtain HPID Delayed by HHS

On October 31, 2014, HHS announced a delay, “until further notice,” in the enforcement of the regulations pertaining to Health Plan Identifiers (HPIDs) and their use in HIPAA standard electronic transactions.  For more information on the HPID requirements, please see our October 1, 2014 SW Benefits Update, “HIPAA Requires Many Health Plans to Obtain a Health Plan Identifier by November 5, 2014.”  This enforcement delay applies to all HIPAA-covered entities, including healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses.

The decision to delay enforcement was based, in part, on a recommendation by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), which is an advisory body to HHS.  Read More ›

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