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, 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)


August 14, 2017

newMinnesota Department of Health (MDH) adopts revised Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide rules for three health care administrative transactions.

MDH published an announcement today in the State Register (pgs 150-154) of adoption into rule of the following revised Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides (MUCGs) for the Implementation of the

 The above-named MUCGs become effective September 13, 2017.

Updated Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:36AM