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.
|November 18, 2013|
Advance notice: Limited Exception to Minnesota's Requirements for the Standard, Electronic Exchange of the Eligibility (270/271) Transaction is Continued for 2014. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will be formally announcing in the December 2, 2013 State Register that the above exception, for only the ASC X12N 0005010X279A1 Eligibility Inquiry and Response (270/271) transaction, and only for group purchasers (payers) not subject to federal HIPAA regulations, will be continued in 2014. This limited exception is granted pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536. It is reviewed annually to determine on a year-to-year basis if it will be continued. The next review is planned for October, 2014, to determine whether the exception will be continued for 2015.
|October 29, 2013|
Implementation and Compliance Update #9 (PDF: 262KB/1pgs) regarding payers subject to Minnesota health care "e-billing" requirements - use ICD-10 coding for dates of service on or after 10/01/2014. Includes payers not subject to HIPAA (property-casualty, auto, workers' compensation insurers).
|October 29, 2013|
Implementation and Compliance Update #8 (PDF: 253KB/2pgs) regarding Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Encouraged for Health Care Claims. Comply with federal EFT operating rules by January 1, 2014.
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