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)

News

January 12, 2016

newLimited Exception for Non-HIPAA Payers from Minnesota’s Requirements for Only the Standard, Electronic Exchange of Eligibility Transactions (270-271) is Continued For 2016 (PDF)

January 11, 2016

newProposed Revised Rules: Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X222A1 Health Care Claim: Professional (837), version 11.0 and Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X223A2 Health Care Claim: Institutional (837) Version, version 11.0

December 14, 2015

Notice of Proposed Revised Rules:
Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASCX12C/005010X231 Implementation Acknowledgment For Health Care Insurance (999), v3.0, and Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the TA1, Interchange Acknowledgment Segment (Appendix C.1 of the ASC X12C/005010X231 Implementation Acknowledgment For Health Care Insurance (999)), v3.0

December 1, 2015

Use new, updated version of Minnesota Uniform Form for Prescription Drug Prior Authorization (PA) Requests and Formulary Exceptions

November 23, 2015

Notice of Proposed Revised Rule and Thirty Day Public Comment Period November 23 - December 22, 2015 for "Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12N/005010X214E2 Health Care Claim Acknowledgment (277), version 5.0"

November 23, 2015

Notice of Request for Comments Regarding "Biennial Review of Rulemaking Procedures and Rules Related to the Minnesota Health Care Administrative Simplification Act, Minnesota Statutes, Sections 62J.50 to 62J.61”

  • November 23, 2015 State Register notice (PDF) announcing a thirty day public comment period,  November 23 – December 22, 2015 as part of the biennial review noted above, as well as a meeting to receive oral and written comments about the rulemaking procedures in section 62J.61. The meeting will be held in Room 226, Golden Rule Building, 85 East Seventh Place, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
June 1, 2015

New Implementation and Compliance Update 10.0 (PDF) “Use ICD-10 for health care dates of service on or after 10/01/2015”

 

 


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Updated Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 09:46AM