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The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) issued final rules requiring all health plans to obtain a unique 10-digit plan identifier, known as a HPID, to comply with a provision of HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The requirement is being phased in over two years.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: HHS , HPID , ACA , identifier , HIPAA

HIPAA Certificates Still Necessary?

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Last March, the regulators proposed a rule to eliminate the requirement to issue a HIPAA certificate of creditable coverage to individuals who lose coverage under an employer’s non-excepted group health plan (e.g., major medical plans, HRAs, some health FSAs), effective January 1, 2015.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: HIPAA
Recently the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued interim final rules adopting HIPAA transaction standards for health care electronic fund transfers (EFT) and electronic remittance advice (ERA).
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: HIPAA , EFT , ERA

OCR HIPAA Audits Underway

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The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has begun conducting audits of covered entities as part of its HIPAA privacy and security compliance program.
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Categories: Compliance | Tags: HIPAA

HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") provides certain special enrollment rights for group health plan participants when a participant gets married, has a new child through birth, adoption or placement for adoption, or loses coverage due to their spouse’s or dependent’s loss of coverage.
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