Health Plan Identifier Final Rule Release
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announces the October 28, 2019, Federal Register publication of the Final Rule CMS-0054-F pertaining to the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
This final rule eliminates the regulatory requirement for health plans to obtain and use a health plan identifier (HPID) and eliminates the voluntary acquisition and use of the other entity identifier (OEID). The final rule also simplifies the process for deactivating the existing identifiers to minimize operational costs for covered entities.
For more information, read the full Information Bulletin on the Go-to-Info page.