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, 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)

News

January 31, 2018

newThe Minnesota Department of Health announced that a Limited Exception for Non-HIPAA Payers from Minnesota’s Requirements for Only the Standard, Electronic Exchange of Eligibility Transactions (270-271) is Continued For 2018.

For more information, please see the related Implementation and Compliance Update (PDF) posted on the Minnesota Statutes, Section 62J.536 Implementation and Compliance webpage.
Updated Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 09:00AM