Health Care Administrative Simplification

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 27, 2019
September issue of the AUC Monthly Newsletter now available

Minnesota AUC Newsletter - September 2019

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August 14, 2019
Return of the AUC Monthly Newsletter!

After a somewhat lengthy interruption, we are restarting the AUC monthly newsletter with this Minnesota AUC Newsletter - August 2019. We hope you find it informative and useful. Please let us know any comments and suggestions at

August 12, 2019
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.

Updated Wednesday, 09-Oct-2019 15:16:57 CDT