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: 318KB/4pgs)


November 10, 2014

newMaterials and Notes from November 5, 2014 “Meeting Mandates, Making the Connection:  Workers’ Compensation Electronic Health Care Transactions” Symposium

November 10, 2014

newMinnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces proposed updates to Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide rules for the Eligibility Inquiry and Response (ASC X12 270-271) and Payment/Advice (835) transactions and 30-day public comment period November 10, 2014 – December 10, 2014



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Updated Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:42PM