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 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)


April 5, 2021
Revised 837P and 837I Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide Rules (MUCG) Adopted as Rules

Revised 837P and 837I MUCG rules were published in the April 5, 2021 Minnesota State Register, Volume 45, Number 40. Specific information can be found on pages 1079-1086 (PDF).

The State Register notice includes information regarding the rulemaking process and revisions from the previously adopted 837P and 837I MUCG rules (v14) to the newly adopted versions (v16). The v16 837P and 837I MUCG rules become effective May 6, 2021.

Archive of news and notices posted on the ASA website.

Updated Thursday, 09-Sep-2021 07:32:34 CDT