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)


November 23, 2015

newNotice 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

newNotice 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 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 “Use ICD-10 for health care dates of service on or after 10/01/2015”



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Updated Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 03:56PM