AHA comments Re: Request for Information Regarding the Requirements for the Health Plan Identifier

The AHA recommends that HHS revise the final rule to prohibit use of the HPID/OEID within a HIPAA transaction. We support alternate uses of the HPID by CMS, such as to implement the certification program for health plan compliance or for adherence to operating rules for HIPAA transactions.

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