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)


December 17, 2014

newMinnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces proposed updates to Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide rules for Health Care Claims transactions (837 Institutional, 837 Professional, and 837 Dental) and 30-day public comment period ending January 22, 2015

Minnesota State Register (MDH Official Notice Section) published December 15, 2014 (PDF: 161KB/4 pgs) with additional information and instructions for submitting public comments

December 15, 2014

Limited Exception for Non-HIPAA Payers from Minnesota’s Requirements for Only the Standard, Electronic Exchange of Eligibility Transactions (270-271) is Continued For 2015 (PDF: 322KB/1 pg)



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Updated Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 03:46PM