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)
|October 10, 2014|
MDH and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry announce Workers' Compensation Electronic Health Care Transaction Symposium November 5, 2014.
|July 28, 2014|
Now available: Minnesota Companion Guide Version 1.1 for the Implementation of NCPDP Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) Transactions [NCPDP SCRIPT Standard version 2013101]
The Minnesota Companion Guide Version 1.1 for the Implementation of NCPDP Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) Transactions [NCPDP SCRIPT Standard version 2013101] (PDF: 38KB/1pgs) is now available and supersedes version 1.0.
To view the PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from Adobe's website).