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, OHIT 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)
September issue of the AUC Monthly Newsletter now available
Return of the AUC Monthly Newsletter!
Notice of Adopted Revised Rule
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced an adopted revised rule: Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide (MUCG) Version 14.0 for the Implementation of the X12N/005010X221A1 Health Care Claim Payment Advice (835) (PDF)
For more information, please see the August 12, 2019 Minnesota State Register (PDF) announcement.