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 Information Policy and Transformation (CHIPT) 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, CHIPT 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)
AUC Meetings for June and July are Cancelled
Due to the competing demands of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AUC meetings scheduled for June and July -- including the Operations Committee and all Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings -- have been cancelled.
See the AUC Calendar webpage for the most current information on all AUC meetings.
Informational Resource Regarding Recent Changes in Telemedicine Coverage, Coding, and Reimbursement
Informational resource regarding recent changes in telemedicine coverage, coding, and reimbursement posted on the AUC COVID-19 Updates webpage.
The new informational issue brief (PDF) summarizes recent temporary expanded access to and coverage of telehealth/telemedicine services by three jurisdictions/payers: The federal Medicare Program; Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) (e.g., Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare); and Minnesota health insurance products and offerings subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 62A.671.
New "AUC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates" Webpage
We have created a new AUC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates webpage to share a variety of COVID-19 related CMS billing and coding instructions.
A quick link to this page can be found on the upper right of every AUC webpage.
Archive of news and notices posted on the ASA website.