AUC Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides
Minnesota Statutes section 62J.536 and related rules require the development and use of Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides (MUCGs) as companions to HIPAA Implementation Guides. The law, including compliance with the MUCGs, applies to health care providers that provide services for a fee in Minnesota, or who are otherwise eligible for reimbursement under the state's Medical Assistance program, as well as group purchasers (payers) and health care clearinghouses that are licensed or doing business in Minnesota.
Minnesota AUC best practices are consensus recommendations of the AUC to standardize and harmonize health care administrative transactions. The best practices supplement the MUCGs. Adoption or adherence to the best practices is voluntary, but is strongly encouraged to further reduce health care administrative burdens and costs.