CMS Releases Administrative Simplification Factsheet
To reduce paperwork and streamline business processes across the health care system, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) set national standards for:
- Electronic transactions
- Code sets
- Unique identifiers
HIPAA includes Administrative Simplification provisions that the ACA (Affordable Care Act) expanded in 2010. ACA introduced operating rules to standardize business practices. A new CMS fact sheet explains how Administrative Simplification standards streamline day-to-day tasks like:
- Verifying patient eligibility
- Sending and receiving payment
The standards apply to entities who exchange health care information electronically, including:
- Health plans
- Health care providers
Follow the link below at access the new fact sheet.
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