Health Care Administrative Simplification

The Health Care Administrative Simplification Act (ASA) of 1994 was enacted to bring about greater standardization and electronic exchange of health care administrative transactions, to reduce administrative costs and burden.

As part of the Act, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)'s Center for Health Care Purchasing Improvement (CHCPI) develops and administers rules for the standard, electronic exchange of health care administrative transactions, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536. These rules are commonly referred to as the “Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides.” This work is being undertaken in consultation with a large, voluntary stakeholder organization, the Minnesota Administrative Uniformity Committee (AUC). In addition, CHCPI is also undertaking or assisting with other MDH health care reform and administrative simplification efforts.

See also the fact sheet, Minnesota's Health Care Administrative Simplification Initiative (PDF)


September 19, 2016

newNotice of Adoption of Revised Rules:
The Minnesota Department of Health announces adoption of the: Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide (MUCG) for the Implementation of the ASC X12N/005010X222A1 Health Care Claim: Professional (837), version 12.0; and the MUCG for the Implementation of the ASC X12N/005010X223A2 Health Care Claim: Institutional (837), version 12.0

v12 MUCGs, in underline-strikeout format showing changes from the most recent previously adopted version

v12 MUCGs (no underline strikeout formatting)



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Updated Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 03:25PM