ASA

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 Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) 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, OHIT 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

July 30, 2018

newThe Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces Notice of Adoption of the following Revised Rules

The version 14.0 documents above incorporate all changes proposed in v13.0 as described and provided in the previous news item below from May 7, 2018.  The version 14.0 documents above become effective August 30, 2018 and will then supersede all previously adopted versions.

For more information, please see the July 30, 2018 Minnesota State Register announcement (pages 74-76).

May 7, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces Notice of Proposed Revised Rules and 30-day public comment period for: Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X222A1 Health Care Claim: Professional (837), version 13.0; and Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X223A2 Health Care Claim: Institutional (837), version 13.0.

For more information, please see May 7, 2018 Minnesota State Register announcement (pages 1424-1427).

Updated Monday, July 30, 2018 at 10:23AM